Good morning and happy Monday. The sun will come out around 10am this morning and we can expect a high of 51 degrees. It’s looking good for the rest of the week, but a windy turn on Friday will see weekend temperatures drop at times into single digits.

The Watson Hotel on W57th Street became the focus of protests Sunday night after city authorities tried to move single male migrants housed there to a new facility in Brooklyn — prompting a backlash at the conditions from some of the asylum-seekers sent to Brooklyn, and a stand-off on the street. Read more…

Watson Hotel W57th protest

Hell’s Kitchen bowling alley Lucky Strike is throwing a gutter ball: the shuttered venue is auctioning hundreds of bowling shoes, pins and even the lanes themselves, all in one lot, after becoming one of the West Side’s biggest casualties of the pandemic. Read more…

Manhattan Sideways: Lucky Strike interior. Lanes and sign

What we’ve been reading

Disconnected — free wifi has been cut from NYC buses. (Gothamist)

Here’s why you won’t find Broadway shows on your streaming list. (Playbill)

NYC’s daycare costs hit new highs in 2022. (Patch)

The original Penn Station eagles have flown far and wide to some surprising new roosts… (Untapped New York)

The latest weapon in the battle against city rats — dry ice. (New York Post)

Freeze Frame

Cheeseboat signs

Cheeseboat has become a popular fixture on 9th Avenue since we reported on the Georgian eatery back in July last year. The team at Noble Signs posted about the care the Davitashvili family had put into their “eye-popping color explosion” storefront. “This baby’s got it all: Hand-cut topsign letters, colorful neon, homespun window graphics, and even a helpful diagram explaining what goes into one of their delicious cheeseboats,” they said on Instagram.

Happy belated birthdays to Joel Cadman and Joanna Harp.