Good morning and happy Monday. The anticipated light flurry of snow last night didn’t come to much, and there’s no significant snowfall in the long-range forecast. NBC reports that back in 1973 the city didn’t have any significant accumulation until January 29. We might set a new record for the latest snowfall this year! Today will be sunny from 11am.

It’s Dry January, and your favorite watering holes are back with even more mocktail offerings, perfect for substituting that evening tipple or just mixing some zero-proof breaks into happy hour. Here’s an updated guide to perennial W42ST reader favorites and some new hangover-free drink specials! Read more…


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What we’ve been reading

MTA gives relief to commuters by reopening subway bathrooms. (amNY)

Tolls went up on NY to NJ bridges and tunnels at midnight last night. (NBC)

Walgreens tweaks its strategy for combating shoplifting. (WSJ)

The clampdown on smoke shops selling illegal products has begun. (NY1)

Freeze Frame

It was so nice to see Randy Stricklin-Witherspoon pop up in our social media feed. He was revisiting the space where his restaurant Spoonfed used to be on W51st Street. “I just had a great dining experience at Carla. Please give them some love and support and of course, enjoy a great meal. Oh yah, it’s located in the Old Spoonfed space. It’s still a wonderful place for cast parties of all sizes,” Randy said on Instagram.

Happy birthday to Howie Ostrofsky from On the Rocks.


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