Good morning and happy Monday. Luckily, we avoided the big snow that they had upstate over the weekend. This week is starting sunny with temperatures bouncing between the mid-20s and the higher 30s.

In more warming news… Dig out your jean shorts and cowboy boots — the saucy, sassy magic of Coyote Ugly is coming to Hell’s Kitchen in 2023, in a new, immersive theater performance brought to the neighborhood by theatrical producer and local resident Holly-Anne Devlin. Read more…

Hoping to address the smoke cloud of confusion over New York’s weed legalization process, City Council Member Gale Brewer will host a Cannabis Town Hall on Tuesday, December 13 at John Jay College. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

Four decades ago, a race riot raged through Washington Square Park, leaving dozens injured and one dead. What’s changed? (New York Times)

Information remains scant and inconsistent for Community Boards as New York’s first legal pot dispensaries move toward opening. (THE CITY)

What was the worst food you ate this year? Here’s a list to compare… (Eater)

Intrigue at the West View News — old and new. (The Village Sun)

Did you know these secrets of Radio City Music Hall? (Untapped New York)

Freeze Frame

Ink 48 Hotel has partnered with Book Fairies to collect upcycled books for people in need, in the hopes of improving literacy for people of all ages. You’re invited to check out the print-inspired tree and menorah in the lobby at 643 11th Avenue (between W47/48th St) — and donate a book or two until January 3, 2023.

Happy belated birthday Andy Smith and many happy returns today to Mykel Cortez Smith and Martin Chillcott.