Good morning and a very happy new year to you! It’s been a while since our last daily newsletter — so apologies if we are a bit rusty this morning! We hope you had a wonderful time during the holidays.

If you’ve been over to the west side highway recently, you might have seen that the former Space Ibiza nightclub has been transformed into Musica (thanks for the tip, Matt). Their New Year’s Eve opening was canceled and the Cipriani venture is now planning a mid-January launch. More details here…

We look back at how Citi Bike riders clocked up over 26 million rides — with 50 million miles biked in 2021. Our report includes comedian Tess Tregellas’s ode to the service, “Hot Girl on a Citi Bike”. The music video was filmed at Pier 84 as a humorous tribute to the joys and sorrows of sweating it out (quite literally) on a bike about town. More here…


What we’ve been reading

What are your dining resolutions in 2022? (Grub Street)

Jersey Boys is hanging on at New World Stages. (CBS)

Where do abandoned boats go in New York? (New York Times)

Let’s hear it for Broadway’s understudies! (NPR)

Bad pizza and the random restaurants of the world. (The Guardian)

Freeze Frame

Thank you to all those readers who shared their photos last night of the first great sunset of 2022. It made up for the disappointment of not being able to take pictures of New York in the snow! This image is from Peter Shankman, who said: “Today’s Hell’s Kitchen sunset. Honest to God, no filter at all. Just pure beauty.”