Good morning and happy Cinco De Mayo. We’re looking good for the weekend. Temperatures head north of 60 degrees today — and by Sunday, we will be in the 70s. Showers are not forecast — but it’s probably worth keeping an umbrella in hand.

A story first reported in W42ST had coverage worldwide as Broadway bid a starry and emotional farewell to the Starlite Deli last week, performing a heartfelt musical tribute to proprietors Jung “Mr M” Min Kim and Jahee Kim after 39 years in business. Read more…

Mr M Starlite Deli

Stephane Toullieux owns a Paris-based fund management company and also hosts the Mega Tendances podcast, “commuting” to his apartment in Hell’s Kitchen several times a year. Read his West Side Story…

Stephane Toullieux podcast

What we’ve been reading

* Stories that might be behind a paywall are marked with a 💰

Minor arrested for hate crime stabbing on 10th Ave and W44th St. (Audacy)

Empty offices in NYC could have far-reaching consequences. (New York Times💰)

NYPD excessive overtime is not just bad for the budget, it increases the risk of injury to cops. (Newsday)

Here’s what happens when you flush the toilet in New York… (Public Opinion)

This is a great list if you’re looking for ways to celebrate AAPI month. (amNY)

Freeze Frame

Tour Guide Michael Taback in Garment District

If you’re a people person and love rattling off your favorite New York fun facts, you might have what it takes to become a local tour guide. But of course, in this city, you can’t do it without a license. Read how…

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