Happy Thursday. Delighted to see that the weather is going to pop back in the 50s for the next few days. We’re not ready for the full-on freeze yet!

It’s time to make a wish for the New Year — and what better way to make a statement than by sending it into New York’s sky as the ball drops on New Year’s Eve? Go write your message at the Times Square Confetti Wall. Details here…

With Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club closed after their bubble collapsed this week, it might be time to take “the journey from ping pong to table tennis.” We headed to Whiff Whaff Wednesday at PINGPOD on W37th Street last night. Check it out…


What we’ve been reading

Is midweek sushi tempting workers back to their offices? (Crain’s)

Will winter dining be warmer as the city reconsiders propane heaters? (Gothamist)

Thanksgiving audiences were a hit for Broadway. (Broadway News)

“It’s crazy in there”. The story of a man living in a homeless shelter. (QNS)

Somewhere on the subway right now, they’re playing our favorite West Side Story number… (Gothamist)

Freeze Frame

Our eagle-eyed reader Sophie spotted this bird perching outside her highrise Silver Towers apartment. Any idea on what feathered friend it is? We will report back tomorrow. Here’s a closeup to help…