Good morning and welcome to You’ll Be Back Tuesday! Yes, Hamilton returns to Broadway this evening — along with The Lion King, Wicked and Chicago. Joe Allen is now six nights a week, Bar Centrale will be open from 5pm tonight — and Casellula will be back with cheese and wine on W52nd Street. Wow, just wow…

Hell’s Kitchen woke up this morning to a new neighbor. Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady arrived at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal just after midnight — becoming the first ship to berth at Piers 88/90 since USNS Comfort docked in April 2020 at the height of the pandemic. The Scarlet Lady is here to party — she won’t be taking passengers on a cruise. More here…

By now, we’ve had some time to get used to the city’s vaccination mandate that came into effect on August 17. Dozens of indoor businesses now require proof of vaccination for all guests and employees, and enforcement of the policy begins today. To make sure you’re prepared, here’s everything you need to know about the mandate.


Hell’s Kitchen-based mental health non-profit Fountain House is “outraged” and “hurt” by four racist attacks in five weeks on their Fountain House + Body store in SoHo. More here…

What we’ve been reading

Moving apartment — living over the road from Wicked. (New York Times)

Invisible — the story of the 65,000 delivery workers who can often travel 80 blocks to deliver one ice cream. (Curbed)

All the city’s subway stations now have security cameras. (CBS)

Time to clean up, NYC! Dirtiest in the United States and number three in the world… (TimeOut)

Do you remember Studio 54, the magazine? (Ephemeral New York)

Freeze Frame

That was quite a storm last night. Thanks to Gary Hershorn for this electrifying photograph of lightning filling the sky and striking One World Trade Center on Monday evening.

We love Timothée Chalamet even more after finding out he walked to The Met Gala last night. The Hell’s Kitchen guy — even as co-chair of this year’s event — definitely has his feet on the ground!

Happy birthday to Helen Banner.