Good morning. It’s looking like it’s going to be a wonderful Sunday.

I had a “Taco Saturday”. Met my friend as planned at his favorite taqueria in the city, Los Tacos No.1, on W43rd Street just off Times Square. They were truly delicious (now I know why there are lines there whenever I pass by).

The next stop was meeting up with Aleta LaFargue to take pictures for her West Side Story that we feature today. We opted for her favorite Mexican eatery, Tulcingo del Valle on 10th Avenue. She caught up for a chat with the owner, Irman Verdejo. It was lovely seeing their animated conversation — and interesting to hear the neighborhood gossip. We’ll pop back and get Irman’s West Side Story soon…


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Continuing our tribute to the MTA, I bumped into my pal Ricky as he waited for the bus yesterday. When the bus arrived, the patience of the driver loading and unloading reminded me of what a fantastic job these individuals do every day (and have done as essential workers during the pandemic) — especially for those with accessibility issues.


What we’ve been reading

A new documentary turns the spotlight on political activist and humanitarian Luis Miranda, who is Lin-Manuel’s father. (NY1)

Good news as the Children’s Museum of Manhattan reopens! (I Love UWS)

They’re a vital – and tuneful – part of the NYC landscape, but can buskers survive this pandemic? Some limited help is at hand… (City and State)

Despite people leaving New York in droves, others are eager to cash in as rents continue to fall. (US News)

“For those few hours, we can focus on something beautiful”– the Met fans who’ve enjoyed 200 nights at the virtual opera. (NY Post)