Congratulations! We made it to the end of 2020. It’s been a remarkable journey — and we’ve been proud to be part of your pandemic bubble throughout the year. Thanks for letting us into your inbox every morning.

We’re ending the year with our friends Alex and Paul, our COVID bubble buddies, who have kept us sane and connected. We hope you will be safe in your bubble tonight too.

We’ve got an “Around the World with COVID” tasting menu to end the year. Little snacks from countries that have headlined through the pandemic. Starting with China, on to Italy .. you get the idea.

We’ll see in 2021 with bubbles. Our journey ends with the United Kingdom. In the absence of a bottle of Nyetimber (yes, Britain does have great wine — but not available in New York), we will be opening a bottle of Pol Roger (The Queen and Winston Churchill’s favorite bubbles).

Happy New Year to you and yours. And in the words of Mr Churchill — “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

Next year will bring the city a new Mayor. It’s a time of change, and we need amazing leadership to bring New York through it.

Yesterday, Andrew Yang was spotted on the Coney Island boardwalk filming for his bid for mayor. We hope he bases his campaign in Hell’s Kitchen — our local businesses need his support politically (and as a foodie)!

What we’ve been reading

There’s art in the new Moynihan Station — are you heading to see it tomorrow? (New York Times)

Did you hear the church bells ringing yesterday? Here’s why it happened. (PIX11)

Top tips for riding your bike in the wintertime. (Gothamist)

Looking back over de Blasio’s year… (Streetsblog)

Here’s your close-up of the New Year’s Eve Ball. (TimeOut)

Freeze Frame

Amy’s Bread is bidding farewell to 2020 with special loaf.

We’ll be taking a break tomorrow. See you on Saturday for our weekly roundup. Happy New Year…