Good Morning. It’s feeling like we’ve had a brand new start to 2021. Let’s do this…

Yesterday, I walked over to Times Square to watch the Inauguration on the big screens. I was sadly disappointed — with all those screens, not one showed Biden and Harris! There were just lots of TV crews and the Naked Cowboy (who’s now plastered his guitar with Biden stickers!).

On the way, I spotted the Inauguration window display at Amy’s Bread — and stopped to have a chat with Amy. She’s been producing some special bread during the pandemic — remember the “VOTE” and “BYE 2020” loaves?

Feelings are running high about NYPD parking on W54th Street. “If your precinct acts like an occupying force on 54th street, it will not engender trust with the community,” said Dale Corvino, co-chair of Manhattan Community Board 4’s Transport committee. What do you think?

What we’ve been reading

“I’m a restaurant worker. When will I get the vaccine?” (Grub Street)

Some Hell’s Kitchen schools have been temporarily closed due to Coronavirus. (Patch)

As the hour got late, a forum of mayoral hopefuls took an interesting turn. (Gotham Gazette)

Advice for bars, cafes and restaurants seeking the new PPP loans. (Eater)

Loving these photoshopped NYC images of Bernie Sanders in his mittens! (Secret NYC)

Freeze Frame

Broadway actor Nick Cordero who died in July last year, aged 41, after a long battle with coronavirus has been remembered with the release of his final performance. On March 9, 2020, at Sony Hall, he sang a duet with Liana Stampur of Maren Morris’s single “Dear Hate”.