Good morning. We’re making this a “Good News Friday” edition!
US employers added 916,000 jobs last month, today’s the day that live performing arts return to New York City — and we report that this month those moving into New York will cancel out those leaving the city for the first time since the start of the pandemic! New York is coming back…
The GoFundMe for Vilma Kari — the victim of a vicious attack on W43rd Street — has exceeded its initial target of $20,000. So far, over $180,000 has been donated. Read more…
What we’ve been reading
More Hell’s Kitchen schools close due to COVID 19. (Patch)
A step back to ‘normal’ as Tony winner Lillias White performs at Green Room 42 tonight! (NY1)
The MTA’s surveillance cameras are making little impact on crime. (Gothamist)
Reservations are open for glamping on Governors Island. (TimeOut)
There’s a rat problem at a Hell’s Kitchen NYCHA building. (PIX11)
Well done to everyone who volunteered for Safewalks yesterday. They have their first post-up this evening in Hell’s Kitchen.
“One screen couldn’t even capture the whole new Midtown Manhattan SafeWalks Team. In true New York spirit, we show up for each other and the Midtown Manhattan community showed it with the largest participation for a first-time SafeWalks Zoom meeting,” the organizers said on Instagram. “These are neighbors stepping up to offer you a presence if you feel unsafe. You are never alone!”