Good morning. Week two of 2021 — let’s start over again.

Our promise to keep you connected, updated and upbeat can sometimes become unbalanced by what we’ve got to update you with. Today’s one of those…

Yesterday, we reported on the tragedy on W53rd Street when a 39-year-old woman and her 5-year-old daughter plunged from the top of the 13-story building at 540 W53rd Street.

If you, or someone you care for, are struggling with problems like stress, depression, anxiety, or drug and alcohol use — please connect with NYC Well. They are there to talk, text or chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Midtown is getting a welcome splash of color for the rest of January — an installation called Prismatica. Thanks to Renee Lutz Stanley for spotting the installation arriving on Broadway between W39/40th Streets. More details here…

Tom Blackie and Henri Myers from Maison 10, suffered a devastating fire at their W29th store on Thursday evening. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the smoke and water damage are extensive. 

MAISON 10 is much more than a store. Tom and Henri provide a gathering place where everyone is welcome, regardless of age, gender, or identity. Our friends need help to rebuild their business.

Visit their GoFundMe page if you are able to support them.

What we’ve been reading

Do you have any Bitcoins burning your pocket? Pat Hughes has put Scruffy Duffy’s and Hellcat Annie’s Taproom up for sale — but he’s after digital currency, not dollars. (W42ST)

Theater could be back in the fall, according to Dr Fauci. (New York Times)

“The Hive” is now complete at W43rd and 8th Ave. (New York Yimby)

How Law & Order SVU is giving support to Broadway actors. (Broadway World)

Video reveals what life’s like in a quarantine hotel. (NY1)

What happened to Mayor de Blasio’s plan for a rollout of affordable high-speed broadband? (The City)

Freeze Frame

If you got up early this morning, you had a real New York treat of a sunrise. Thanks to Gary Hershorn for brightening up the start of the week with this photo.