I’ve not been reading much during the pandemic. How about you? There have only been a couple of times when I’ve found something that has distracted me and drawn me in. I’m currently in the middle of one of those — Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell.

When I’m looking around for something to read, my first point of call is Patrick Key’s Instagram account. He’s always got a good recommendation, and he’s just shared his top 10 fiction for 2020. We publish it today… Enjoy, go read!


An unforgettable holiday tradition is back! Shop and dine under the stars this season at The Shops at Columbus Circle. Watch the stars light up to the beat of holiday music, daily starting at 4PM.

We try to avoid national politics, but it brought a smile to my face that Aleta LaFargue and her son, Elijah, featured in Jon Ossoff’s Georgia campaign advert.

What we’ve been reading…

The city’s hotel sector unemployment figures are shocking – but maybe not surprising, given the number of closures. (Bisnow)

Good to see Hell’s Kitchen urban gardener Shanti Nagel featuring in Architectural Digest!

Could another schools closure be around the corner? (The City)

We bid a sad farewell to the many places we’ve lost this year. (Curbed)

Organizers of the Bad Sex Award say they’ve canceled the 2020 event because “the public had been subjected to too many bad things this year”. (The Guardian)

Sunrise in lower Manhattan this morning. Photo: Gary Hershorn.