Happy Friday. We’ve just got to dodge the rain this afternoon and prepare for a 90 degree sunny weekend. Woot woot…

Charlie Todd has been a Hell’s Kitchen resident since 2013. The former Upright Citizens Brigade performer used his talent to start Improv Everywhere nearly 20 years ago. Since then, he’s brought smiles and surprises to the public (like that time with Ben Folds!). Here’s Charlie’s West Side Story…


Are you prepared to share your Happy Hour secret with us? Mine used to be Bettibar — so I’m in need of new options. Tell us yours and be entered into the sweepstake for a magnum of rosé from Veritas Studio Wines. Enter here…


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It’s going to be an amazing summer around the city. SummerStage is back with Patti, Wynton Marsalis, Gloria, Sun Ra, George, Tito, and more…


What we’ve been reading

Are we seeing a movie theater revival? (Bisnow)

The guy who called “Time Out” for kids has died. (New York Times)

All the world is a New York City street corner. (Big Think)

Convincing your landlord to let you onto the rooftop. (Brick Underground)

The secrets of Madame Paulette’s luxury cleaning. (Guest of a Guest)


Freeze Frame

Thanks to Donna Rocco for today’s Freeze Frame. “Walking through my neighborhood feels like traveling through time,” she said of her Hell’s Kitchen home.