Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend and have saved up some energy for what’s bound to be a very challenging week.

In August, we took a survey of W42ST readers and their dining habits, focusing on finding out their attitude to indoor dining. At that time, 25% capacity dining was over a month away (it started in New York City on September 30). At the start of November, there was an expectation that indoor dining capacity would increase to 50%, but as our survey shows, that expectation seems more remote. The Governor has not spoken on the issue, but our readers have. Check out the results.

Keeping Calm for the Next 48 Hours

I’m keeping off my personal Twitter and looking for things to do to keep calm. How about you? Here are my couple of suggestions if you want to find something calming and distracting.

Watch this Instagram account of 24-year-old Devon Rodriguez drawing people on the subway.

Listen to Yusuf Cat Stevens on Desert Island Discs

Have you got any suggestions for me?

What we’ve been reading

A return to the office could be further away than you think. (Bloomberg)

This is the ultimate New York nightmare, surely? WARNING: Includes a sinkhole and rats! (BBC)

Feeling insecure? A new app can help you find a bodyguard — Whitney Houston songs not included. (NBC)

New COVID rules say visitors must test negative before and after traveling to New York. (Eyewitness News)

How dare they give the top spot to… London?!? (TimeOut)


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