Happy Sunday. What a glorious morning. I cannot wait to get outside!
Yesterday, I attended the West Side Tenants Conference hosted by Hell’s Kitchen based Housing Conservation Coordinators. In the afternoon, 8 candidates competing for the role of New York City Mayor in 2021 talked about housing and homelessness. Our article focuses on what they have to say about homelessness, which has been a hot topic in Hell’s Kitchen.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson has made an appeal to raise funds for Chef Lay Alston, an alumni of the Food and Finance High School, who was shot and paralyzed in New York. Read more…
Hell’s Kitchen restaurants continue to go into hibernation. Vic Rallo at Esca messaged me last night to say that he and Dave Pasternack had decided to close for now. “Tonight is Esca’s last night until New York City is normal again. We’re expecting that to be Spring 2021. Thanks to everyone for their support and hope to see you soon.” We look forward to their return.
What we’ve been reading
Looks like we’re going to have a long wait for the return of overnight subway services. (Streetsblog)
It’s time to make a wish at the Times Square NYE Wishing Wall. (amNY)
Nick Livanos of Ousia, talks about the challenges facing city and suburban restaurants. (Zagat)
Have you made a visit to Waterline Square Park yet? (TimeOut)
Is NYC heading for a budget nightmare? (New York Magazine)
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