Good morning and happy Monday. Be careful out on the streets today. We had a dusting of snow overnight that’s left the sidewalks pretty slippy. “As temperatures have been especially cold for several days, the ground temperatures are favorable for the snow to “stick” in much of the City, creating slippery conditions. All residents are encouraged to be especially cautious,” said the Department of Sanitation yesterday. We can confirm this after a challenging walk to Hell’s Kitchen Park this morning.

Hell's Kitchen Park Snow

As a popular neighborhood restaurant sets up a fundraiser to stave off closure, a new survey from Goldman Sachs highlights how many small businesses are on the brink. Read more…

Ibis Lara Lali Restaurant

In September, the Crystal Symphony celebrated its return to cruising from New York City as it headed out of the Hudson to Bermuda. This weekend the cruise ship took an unusual detour — diverting its route from Miami to the Bahamas to avoid arrest by US officials for not paying for millions of dollars of fuel, as its operating company filed for bankruptcy. Read more…

Crystal Symphony


What we’ve been reading

Why walking dogs can fetch a good income. (The Hustle)

Stephen Sondheim’s estate valued at $75m. (New York Post)

Here are the bills NYC Mayor Adams can (and can’t) pay with his cryptocurrency paycheck… (The Guardian)

Can the city use Kendra’s Law better to help the mentally ill and protect New Yorkers? (New York Daily News)

History shows that buying a ferry boat might not be a good idea… (Curbed)

Freeze Frame

museum street art ryan devlin

Thanks to Ryan Devlin for his picture from the corner of W43rd St and 11th Avenue this weekend. “This belongs in a museum,” he said on Instagram.

Happy birthday today to Tony Simone — and belated wishes to Adrian Rosas.