There’s nothing like the childish excitement of seeing a great Broadway show. Russ Miller has worked for 25 years in the engine room of Broadway and on the West End helping shows and theaters operate at maximum efficiency in senior management roles.

When he went in search of a theater-related present for a producer friend’s young child, he couldn’t find a gift that resonated. So he decided to create something himself. The result is “Broadway Baby”, an illustrated children’s book that plots the journey of a young dreamer from cradle to stage. So that’s one stocking filler present solved this holiday season!

The Cuomos have added a retailing arm to their #MaskUp crusade. They’ve teamed up with New York designers and a major online retailer to get New York themed masks to the masses. Don’t forget our local stores in your rush to buy a mask — and remember to pop by The Shops at Columbus Circle for your free gift (see below) … you might get a nice surprise!


The Shops at Columbus Circle are open Monday-Sunday from 11AM-7PM for in-store shopping, in-door dining, contactless curbside pick-up, and to-go food and drinks. Mention this ad at the Guest Services Desk during your next visit and receive a complimentary gift.

What we’ve been reading…

Mayor advises staying at home for the holidays this year. “We really want to discourage people from traveling unless they really, really have to, because right now New York City is still doing a lot better than the rest of the country.” (W42ST)

A milestone as Manhattan’s median rents fall below $3,000 for the first time in years. (Forbes)

Great to see Hell’s Kitchen Happiness Krewe getting some TV coverage as they spread joy at Taste of Times Square! (CBS)

They’re having to think outside of the box to make that elevator ride to the office safer. (New York Times)

PS 111 Adolph S. Ochs has had to close classrooms after multiple cases of COVID-19 were reported there. (Patch)

Cash-strapped New Yorkers are facing a fresh challenge as storage companies begin selling off the contents of units that owe them money. (The City)