Thanks for your suggestions on how to keep calm yesterday. They got me and many readers through the first 24 hours.

I had a sociable day, making sure that I had good company. Popped by to have a nice chat with Mandy at Ardesia, a cup of tea with my friend Paul (watching the lovely sunset from his apartment) and a breeze through Times Square to catch up with their Comms Director (and HK resident), TJ.

The evening stress of finding non-pixelated election coverage without cable was interspersed with a healthy helping of the Great British Baking Show.

This little gem popped into our W42ST newsfeed this morning. A visual treasure from the New York Public Library. We love a GIF! Congratulations to NYPL Curator Doug Reside, who has pieced together the negatives from 70s production photography to recreate Broadway shows long forgotten. Magical nostalgia from “Company” — you can view the whole show reconstructed here.

Dan Ruth has been keeping bar around Hell’s Kitchen for decades. His pre-COVID gig was at Mont Blanc 52. You might also have seen his award-winning writing in productions like “A Life Behind Bars” which relays his experiences as a sober bartender. Dan’s taken the opposite tack from me and been living the life of a hermit during the pandemic. He’s written for us about his solitary build-up to the election. “This must have been what it felt like the night before Prohibition began; people knew it was coming.”


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What we’ve been reading

So, how’s the election day hangover going? Some boozy history for you! (Untapped Cities)

The threat of eviction looms large for many NYC businesses. (The City)

How outdoor dining is changing the face of New York City. (New York Times – subscription needed)

Finally, we’re glad that the Mayor is talking trash… (Streetsblog)

Ready to lose yourself in a book? New York Public Library is ready to curate a selection of great reading just for you. (TimeOut)