Happy Chilly Friday! It really is cold out there today. It’s reported by the National Weather Service as “the coldest airmass of the winter season so far.” The prediction is for “wind chill values as low as zero to 5 below zero from around midnight into Friday morning.”

With the wind they are saying that “frostbite can occur in a short amount of time, so dress in layers and make sure all exposed skin is protected. They added, you should “wear hats, gloves and or mittens.” I wonder if the “mittens” are a post-Bernie meme addition!?

Luckily, we’ve got something to warm your heart, soul and extremities!

Holly-Anne Devlin, a Hell’s Kitchen local with a laugh fit for her own Broadway show, is a force to be reckoned with. You might recognize her as NY1’s New Yorker of the week this past September, or maybe through her summertime swinging jazz band, the Hell’s Kitchen Happiness Krewe, which she created with the band’s leader, Josh Roberts. Most recently, however, Holly-Anne looked at the pandemic as a glass half full and decided that she’s not going to let it curb her creativity. Through her production company, Kaleidoscope Entertainment, she’s created the magnificently orchestrated (and very COVID compliant) Speakeasy On Demand

What we’ve been reading

Want to become a Community Board member? Deadline for applications has been extended until February 22. (Manhattan Borough President)

The cost of convenience — food apps in the spotlight. (Eater) Read and then download the W42ST 100% FREE to eateries “Hell’s Kitchen is OPEN!” app.

Scary numbers – one-third of NYC hotel rooms have gone. (New York Post)

The realities of moving from the homeless shelter to a home. Vouchers not accepted… (NY1)

How much does it cost to eat in Hell’s Kitchen… in Las Vegas? (Distractify)

Freeze Frame

It might be cold today, but back in February 2016, the Hudson froze over. Check out our video of NY Waterway ferries making slow headway in the cold — make sure to look at the top of the frame to see the “train” of ships following an ice-breaking tug boat!

Keep warm — and tip big if you order in delivery food!