Good morning! My trip to The Bronx went well yesterday, I have a little “Moderna Arm” (yes, it’s a thing) — but otherwise all good!
Governor Andrew Cuomo set a target date for the opening of Pier 76 (the former NYPD Tow Pound) to the public — June 1. The Hell’s Kitchen community will be getting over five acres of extra outdoor space (that’s double the size of Pier 84) this summer. Read more…
On April 17, 1905, Annie Doherty arrived at Pier 56 on board the SS Columbia from Ireland. She made her new home at 331 W50th Street in Hell’s Kitchen. This morning, 110 years ago, she headed downtown to work at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory next to Washington Square Park.
She survived a fire at the factory, the deadliest workplace disaster in New York until the terrorist attacks of September 11. The fire ended the lives of 146 workers and injured another 78, most of them immigrant women and girls. Thanks to Hope Carey Tarr for telling Annie’s story (and we recommend the three-part podcast that Hope has created). More here…
What we’ve been reading
Regal Cinemas are getting set to reopen next month. (Vulture)
Has Hudson Yards landscaped out the food vendors? (Curbed)
Beacon High School’s principal confronts ‘disrespectful’ parents. (New York Post)
A survey has turned the spotlight on the impact of COVID on the hospitality industry. (Gothamist)
They’re welcoming Spring on the High Line. (PIX11)