Good morning — and what a lovely Friday it’s going to be! We’re locked into some beautiful weather through the weekend. Clear skies, highs in the top 60s, lows in the 50s. Just wonderful fall weather. Enjoy…

One of Manhattan’s most famous smoked fish purveyors is coming to Hudson Yards as Russ & Daughters opens a new cafe on the West Side. Read more…

Russ and Daughters Rendering


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

W48th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue is staking its claim as a mini alternative to Restaurant Row as pizza chain Emmy Squared makes a long-awaited debut, and neighboring Civilian Hotel prepares to debut its rooftop bar. Read more…

Emmy Square Pizza

What we’ve been reading

Freelancers and delivery workers could benefit from changes to gig worker classification. (CNBC)

Subway crime is rising and New Yorkers are unsettled. (NBC)

The Row is back on the list of hotels to be used to house migrants. (Gothamist)

Victor Rojas, the owner of Inti on 10th Avenue, is quoted in this story about chicha morada — Peru’s favorite drink. (New York Times)

Did you make Variety’s New York Power List? Check it out. (Variety)

Freeze Frame

Thank you to Marcia Polas for reminding us that even on a rainy day Hell’s Kitchen looks beautiful. “W49th Street last night. I just caught this as I turned the corner onto my street,” she told us.

Happy birthday to Willow Toner Grey.