Good morning and happy Thursday. It’s going to be cloudy and warm today (above 70 degrees). There are some overnight showers coming, but otherwise a nice day out there.
Jason Alexander didn’t plan for a career in fashion. London-born and St Lucia-raised, Alexander had earned a university degree in business, moved to New York, and was working on Wall Street when he found himself pulled in an entirely new direction. “My job was on Wall Street. I made money, but I wasn’t passionate about it,” he said. A part-time offer to assist a friend at Fashion Week led to a 20-year career in high-end retail, styling, and menswear — the pinnacle of which is Alexander’s newest project, the brand-new Style On J boutique on 9th Avenue. Read more…
In the city’s latest moped race, battery-powered Revel has revved ahead across the finish line — as competitor Lime quietly ends its ride sharing program in Manhattan less than a year after it began. Read more…
What we’ve been reading
Have you had problems getting a reservation at an NYC restaurant? You are not alone… (WSJ)
So what’s Anna Wintour’s go-to lunch? (Grub Street)
Watchdog calls for disciplinary action against NYPD officers over George Floyd protests. (New York Times)
Is the Mayor’s idea of weapon detectors in the subway a recipe for chaos? (NYS Focus)
Get ready for summer fun on Central Park’s new 70s disco roller rink. (Gothamist)
From our walk home late last night. We hope they slept well…
Happy Birthday to Quentin English.