Happy Thursday. It’s a beautiful morning with light clouds and sunshine. The weekend is promising a “bomb cyclone” in the northeast — but it looks like New York won’t get too much snow. However, it might end up like yesterday afternoon when walking on streets felt like you were tiptoeing on ball bearings!

“Some restaurants got funded, leaving the rest of us behind to struggle,” local business owners react to Congress not replenishing the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Nationally, 177,000 restaurants missed out on funding while 100,000 of their competitors were given a huge and unfair advantage — and that scenario is mirrored in Hell’s Kitchen. Read more…

Locals looking for exciting new entertainment needn’t go far — a brand new Off-Broadway venue and new works incubator is headed to the former Davenport Theatre on W45th Street as veteran Producer Al Tapper and Artistic Director Tony Sportiello set to open the AMT Theater. W42ST caught up with the two producers at the venue-in-progress as construction forges ahead for a June opening. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

Over 50% of us didn’t get COVID — what are the chances now? (Eyewitness News)

The Sheraton Times Square sells for half of its 2006 price. (Bisnow)

The NY Philharmonic will be back in Lincoln Center two years ahead of schedule. (6sqft)

Luxury Midtown outdoor dining shed goes up in flames. (Patch)

Couples have been getting married more than once during the pandemic. (New York Times)

Freeze Frame

This picture is from our new favorite Instagram account — @broadwayunderstudies. It gives shout-outs to understudies making their stage debuts. A true moment of joy is captured here as Mateo Lizcano stepped into the lead role in Dear Evan Hansen this weekend.

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