Good morning and happy Tuesday. It’s a crisp, clear fall day again today — but don’t expect that to continue. After seven soggy weekends, this weekend is looking to be rain-free with a high of 80 degrees!
A suspect linked with a drug-induced robbery scheme that led to the deaths of Julio Ramirez and John Umberger in Hell’s Kitchen pleaded guilty to robbery, grand larceny and identity theft charges yesterday, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Read more…
Dracula agrees. The critics have great taste! Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors is a high-octane, low-down, hilarious reimagining of the gothic classic. With fangs of fury and abs of steel, the stakes are high for Count D as he flees lady vampire hunter Jean Van Helsing and her motley entourage. If you’re a sucker for a bash brimming with bits, bites and bats, you can B Positive that this 90-minute, gender-bending, quick-change Stoker-joker is just your type. This Dracula has got the chops to make it on stage and leave audiences dying for more. He may not be the next Phantom, but he’s in the same vein. You can Count on it. draculacomedy.com
Law enforcement officers raided Gotham Mini Storage at 10th Avenue and W39th Street over the weekend. The task force, which included federal agents alongside NYPD officers, confiscated millions of dollars of counterfeit goods. Read more…
What we’ve been reading
Airbnbs are disappearing in NYC — but that loss doesn’t necessarily translate into higher hotel demand. (CoStar)
This rat-tracking app could give New Yorkers more insight into the rodent problem than they want! (Insider)
A deliverista hub will go ahead at W71st Street — despite UWS community opposition. (West Side Rag)
Will Hochul sign the LLC bill? Pressure mounts and the US falls behind on corporate transparency. (The Guardian)
Congestion pricing has a problem — the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day balloons! (New York Post)
We couldn’t be more excited that Alicia Keys’s Hell’s Kitchen is starting previews this evening. Today is a Joseph Papp FREE Performance. There is an in-person lottery with entries open at 4:30pm, and the drawing will take place at 5pm. Entrants can request 1 or 2 tickets.
In the meantime, check out a short clip of a new song — Not Even The King — performed by Shoshana Bean and Brandon Victor Dixon, who play Jersey and Davis in the show that’s loosely based on Keys’ teenage life in Manhattan Plaza.
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