Happy Thursday. We’re sorry to tell you that it’s going to be wet and warm for the next couple of days. The snow is going to be washed away, which will bring with it the usual New York street corner chaos. Tread carefully…

We attended a press conference yesterday on the corner of 10th Avenue and W44th Street organized by council member Erik Bottcher to call for better bike lanes on 10th and 11th Avenues. Senator Brad Hoylman was there to rally the crowd “to make New York City a city of pedestrians first.” Then a Hell’s Kitchen mom spoke of the heartbreak of losing her son: “Unfortunately and unbelievably he was run over and killed 12 unimaginable years ago. Seth was 22 and the center of my life and he was gone in a second.” Read more…

We came away better informed, but deeply frustrated that after 12 years of some improvements, it seems the way to move things forward is for politicians to call press conferences to call for politicians to do something about the major issues in New York City. Your thoughts, please — hit reply!

Catch the season’s most anticipated theatrical premieres and long-running favorites at banner prices right here in Hell’s Kitchen during NYC Off-Broadway Week, running February 14 through 27. In collaboration with the Off-Broadway League, city marketing and tourism firm NYC & Company is offering 2-for-1 tickets to 17 shows, including 7 in Hell’s Kitchen and Midtown West. Details here…

What we’ve been reading

Deepening challenges for New York’s restaurants. (NY1)

Investors are picking up your tab for those 10-minute deliveries. (WSJ)

Inside Andrew Yang’s failed run for Mayor. (New Yorker)

What’s it like to stay in a COVID isolation hotel? Read this and find out. (Pure Wow)

Striking images that rekindle memories of the bad old days of the New York subway. (My Modern Met)

Freeze Frame

Kyle Struck sent in today’s Freeze Frame. “Just wanted to pass along this adorable snowperson duo constructed by a father/(toddler)daughter duo yesterday in Matthew Palmer Playground. I walked past as they were building 🥰, and decided to check out the finished product on my way back a bit later,” she told us this morning.

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