Good morning and happy Friday. We’ve got two more days of wonderful weather — but be ready for some rain on Sunday to break the spell!

In steaming hot coffee news, neighborhood java favorite Frisson Espresso has expanded to include a second location at W44th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue, open now and also serving up new food items! Read more…

Frisson Espresso


Times Square is for families! Discover the area’s most kid-friendly attractions, family-style restaurants, immersive shops, free outdoor events, and theater for young audiences. Explore the Times Square Family Fun Guide at

Following on from yesterday’s story about landlords “warehousing” apartments during the city’s housing crisis — THE CITY is now reporting that NYC had 88,830 vacant rent-stabilized apartments last year. Read more…

Senator Brad Hoylman rent protest

What we’ve been reading

The migrant tent encampment on Randall’s Island is open. (Gothamist)

National hotel revenue is up — but NYC still lagging behind. (Commercial Observer)

Cash payments are back at Van Leeuwen after settlement with the city. (Eater)

Minimum wage workers have to clock 100 hours to pay NYC rents. (New York Post)

It’s that time already… The Rockettes are rehearsing their holiday show. (CBS)

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Little Pie Company Halloween Davy Mac

Thank you to Davy Mac for sending this picture of the spectacular Halloween window display at The Little Pie Company on W43rd Street. If you see any more spooky fabulousness around the neighborhood, please snap a picture and send to — or DM @W42ST on Instagram.

Happy birthday to Thomas Hutchings.