Good morning and happy Thursday. Today we have sunshine and temperatures in the 50s, but be warned — after today we’ll be hanging around in the 30s and 40s for the foreseeable future. Go get some warmth while you can…

Whether you love it or hate it, SantaCon — the yearly mass bar crawl across Manhattan — is coming to town this Saturday. And as sloshed Santas galore (along with their inebriated elves and raucous reindeer) make their way through Midtown, we have all the details on where to rock around the Christmas tree, or like many West Siders, avoid altogether.  Read more…


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It’s the final curtain for legendary Times Square comedy club Carolines on Broadway, which announced that its last show will be on New Year’s Eve — but made a promise to will be back in action in the future. Owner Caroline Hirsch said the end of 30 years of history at the venue was caused by the building owner seeking a much higher rent. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

“At will” firing could end with a change in New York legislation. (Bloomberg)

The Paramount Hotel didn’t become affordable housing. Here’s why… (New York Times)

K-POP is ending soon on Broadway. (Broadway.com)

Weedhub — legal cannabis delivery — might be just around the corner. (Leafly)

Christmas cheers — liquor stores can open! (Spectrum News 1)

Freeze Frame

New York City Mayor went aboard MSC Seascape at Pier 88 yesterday to announce the tourism and job benefits for New York related to the new sailings. Read more about the huge cruiseship here…

Happy birthday to Charlie Marshall and Connor Scully.