Good morning. Sorry for the delay… The hot news is that the Mayor is saying we are on track to be fully reopened by July 1. However, it’s unclear if the Governor is on board with this! Watch this space…

From Monday, you will be able to sit at a New York bar again. Also, Governor Cuomo has decreed that you will no longer need to order a “substantial” food item with your drink. Here are the details and the tale of a bar owner who was fined for offering “Cuomo’s Balls” that were too small

We’re less than a week away from Cinco de Mayo — so we thought it would be a great time to add to our Hell’s Kitchen Best Pizza and Burger lists with a BEST MARGARITA list.

If sharing your encyclopedic knowledge of margaritas was not enough — we’re incentivizing you with a sweepstake for two boarding passes for La Barca Cantina which will start sailing from Pier 81 on May 20. Enter here…

What we’ve been reading

State tourism group asks New Yorkers to explore New York. (NY1)

Bill Gates is heading to Hell’s Kitchen too… (New York Post)

Scott Rudin is no longer involved in New York Popsup Festival. (Broadway News)

A public art campaign that celebrates the expansive diversity and individuality of Asian Americans is coming to Times Square. (Gotham to Go)

The Raines Sandwich was no Hero, it seems. (Get Pocket)

Freeze Frame

Grab-and-Go Read! Thanks to Rene Stanley for this tip. “My beloved local library, the Columbus Branch (10th Ave between W50/51st St), has curated, prepackaged ‘grab-and-go’ book sacks,” she shared. “A full range of ages, from infant to adult, and subjects from dinosaurs to gay topics and even ‘steamy romance.’ No need to reserve; just show up and check them out. NYPL rocks!”