Happy Tuesday. We’re popping into your inbox a little early today as we’re out on the streets by 7:30am chasing down a story. Hopefully, it might make the newsletter tomorrow…

Can listening to the right music inspire you to enjoy your evening tipple more? According to a study from the psychology team at Heriot-Watt University, happy hour tunes do have an effect on your enjoyment of that cab sav (as does, we would argue, the happy hour price!). We asked some Hell’s Kitchen wine experts. Read more…

It’s a fairly open secret that the US government is watching our every digital move. But for West Siders, the hawk-eyed surveillance falls even closer to home — the National Security Agency (NSA) is said to be camping out right here on 10th Avenue at the AT&T Building. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

“Slow your turn to 5 mph” is a key message in City’s $4m road safety campaign. (NY1)

Costs rise and condo conversion delayed at Waldorf Astoria Hotel. (WSJ)

Alicia Keys channels the concrete jungle where dreams are made of at last night’s Met Gala. (Harpers Bazaar)

Mayor Adams has commented on our story about 9th Avenue outdoor dining sheds — giving businesses some hope for the future. (NBC)

The new Hard Rock Hotel in Times Square is not hitting the right notes for this writer… (New York Post)

Freeze Frame

The former site of Jake’s Saloon at W57th St and 10th Ave has been looking rather sad for a couple of years. The space is being taken over by Bagel Market. We spoke to their owner, Jimmy, yesterday who hopes to be open in a couple of months (if he can get the gas switched on!). He has an interesting HK history that we will share in a full story soon…

Happy birthday to Millie O’Brien.