Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day. I hope you’ve got the day off work. Here are four things you can do to honor the memory of MLK Jr.

  1. The Brooklyn Reader has compiled a list of little known facts about MLK. Find out about his legacy…
  2. I was recommended to read “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. I did last night, it takes about 25 minutes and was worth every minute.
  3. Check out this list of movies to watch today courtesy of the New York Times.
  4. Listen to James Taylor’s “Shed a Little Light” (one of my favorite JT tracks).

What we’ve been reading

Did you wonder why your Starbucks was closed yesterday? (SI Live)

Behind the scenes at Birdland, where life is still a (virtual) cabaret. (The Spectator)

Another hotel is close to completion in the neighborhood. (New York Yimby)

“The last year has been so isolating and I’ve missed the human touch” – why no playtime for these orgy lovers is such a frustration. (New York Post)

Steve Martin can’t resist a joke as he gets the coronavirus vaccine. (Vulture)

Freeze Frame

January light at Pier 84. Photo: Tom Zuback.

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