Happy Monday. It’s looking like a great week ahead with temperatures popping back into the 70s. Time to get away from that desk and have lunch in the park.
Ninth Avenue was sunny and full of music yesterday afternoon. Baron von Swine appeared — to show that Rudy’s is just in hibernation, it’s not dead yet! Did you hear the drums, see the performers?
The plastic bag ban starts (again) today. Remember to dig out your reusable bags from the back of the cupboard. Although that’s probably just me — you’ve been carrying your W42ST tote all the time, haven’t you?
If you fancy increasing your green credentials even further, join the meetings on Wednesday about the return of composting at Mathews Palmer Park. Sign up here…
Time’s running out to snap a spot in the Hudson Yards Backyard for Movie Nights. Our reader, Uri Finzi, shared this spectacular shot of the showing of “West Side Story” last night.
What we’ve been reading
What wouldn’t you miss in a “new normal” world? “I still find it staggering that people in Singapore have rushed to pay up to $474 to eat in a parked A380 superjumbo at Changi Airport which Singapore Airlines has turned into a pop-up restaurant.” (Irish Times)
Who’s been left out of this list of influential New Yorkers? (Gotham Mag)
Calls for an amnesty on the parking tickets of essential New York workers. (NY1)
Movie theaters are reopening 🥳 – but not in NYC 😔 (NY Post)
The latest super-luxe apartments are rocking that carefully understated look. The feature includes Waterline Square and The West locally. (New York Times)
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