Good morning and happy Tuesday. It’s going to be a lovely summer day with a little cloud cover and temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

When Nick Ferrao, the guy behind popular podcast and Instagram site Broadway Belters, took a flight last week, he watched what was going on around him and concluded “Broadway ushers are about to become COVID safety face mask enforcers.”

Nick spent the journey witnessing flight attendants constantly asking customers to wear or pull up their masks. “I thought that Broadway ushers are going to be like flight attendants, where they constantly have to remind people —  except there’s going to be a performance happening at the same time. So that’s what triggered my thought that this could be awful.” Read more…

Thanks to Chris LeBron for the reminder that today’s the day when Clinton Community Garden sells keys to local residents (it’s first Tuesday of the month). For $15 you can get access to this Hell’s Kitchen paradise on W48th Street between 9/10th Avenues. Be there 6-7pm. We’ve not been there for a few weeks, please report back on how the grapevines are doing!


What we’ve been reading

The $27.85 airport beer controversy could spur change — next up, that Broadway glass of wine! (THE CITY NYC)

New York relocates the city’s street homeless population. (New York Times)

Hotel jobs down 40% as tourists are slow to return to New York. (New York Post)

Equinox and SoulCycle now require vaccinations in NYC. (CBS)

“On Stage” checks out the opening night of Feinstein’s/54 Below. (NY1)

Freeze Frame

Early risers, like Thomas Piercy who took this fabulous image, got a real treat as the Hell’s Kitchen sky lit up at sunrise this morning.