Good morning and happy Friday. Hell’s Kitchen is waking up to 58 degrees and rain — in 24 hours that will change to being sunny and 28 degrees! Today’s downpours will continue until mid-afternoon when winds will blow in and rapidly chill us within just a few hours!
There is warming news on 10th Avenue though! Fans of Taboon’s signature clay oven and its chef will be able to enjoy the same freshly baked bread, meze and Mediterranean hits at Frena soon. Read more…
Hospitality veteran David Lindo is opening The Juicy Lounge today on 9th Ave — a smoothie, juice and açaí bowl paradise in Hell’s Kitchen. Read more…
What we’ve been reading
Former local council member Christine Quinn is battling cancer. (CBS)
New York Times is accused of bias in its coverage of transgender issues. (BuzzFeed News)
New York’s nightlife tzar is stepping down — do you fancy the job? (TimeOut)
Hubs for New York’s delivery workers to rest and recharge are getting a mixed reception from locals. (Eyewitness News)
Now’s your chance to take a look inside City Hall’s subway station. (6sqft)
Thanks to Alexandre Ayer for this picture of the “Big Button”, an updated public art installation in the Garment District, that was unveiled on 7th “Fashion” Avenue at W39th St yesterday. Local Projects’ Peter Vikar recalled how he came up with the initial design: “We asked ourselves how we could create a more dynamic design that removed the sculpture’s static relationship with the outdated kiosk. Our approach creates the illusion of the overscaled button upheld by a single thread.”
Happy birthday to Gwen Baker, David Smith and Scott Stearman.