Good morning and welcome to Winter Solstice. Today’s is sunny again, Thursday/Friday will be wet, warm and stormy — and then winter really arrives with temperatures in the 10s! Be prepared…

A new outpost of the Bronx Brewery is topping up its kegs in Hudson Yards, where the outer borough brand hopes happy hour office workers and holiday visitors will find it a welcoming Midtown watering hole amid the corporate towers. Read more…


New Year’s Eve in Hell’s Kitchen is a true choose-your-own adventure. Want a low-key, luxe dinner? No problem! Interested in a sociable craft cocktail party where someone else takes care of the bartending? There are plenty! Looking to dance into 2023? Put on your favorite “going out” shirt! And yes, obviously, you could head for Times Square. But really, why leave the neighborhood? We’ve curated the best West Side options for you. Read more…

Happy New Year Times Square

What we’ve been reading

Housing Works will open first cannabis dispensary at Astor Place next week. (TimeOut)

New York’s tented cities might be coming back for migrants. (Gothamist)

MSG management used face recognition to target mom in reaction to litigation battle. (NBC)

Ticket to Ride — just the one will be needed for LIRR and Metro-North transfers soon. (Newsday)

That annoying Christmas music blaring out in the stores? There’s a science behind it… (Bloomberg)

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Happy Holidays Hell's Kitchen

Thanks to Paul Miller (and many other readers) who dropped a picture of this hoarding at W48th and 9th Avenue into our Instagram feed. Many of you will know Paul as the manager at Amy’s Bread. He will be starting 2023 in a new role in a position on the management team of Hershey’s Chocolate World in Times Square. “Such a SWEET opportunity! Only downfall, my walk to work went from 3 minutes to 7 minutes, but I’ll adjust,” he said. Congratulations and good luck, Paul!

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