Good morning, and welcome to a new week. It’s cold out there this morning, back to below 20 degrees with the windchill!

Are you ready to get out on the streets and be entertained (or entertain)? Two Hell’s Kitchen blocks have been given “Open Culture” status — so you can watch (or create) art through to the end of October. All the details here…

Meanwhile, on 10th Avenue the NYC Litter Legion got a visit from Buddy the Rat and an NBC News crew. Watch the fun…

What we’ve been reading

One NYT journo is missing heading in to their 8th Avenue office. (New York Times)

Is New York reopening too soon? (Newsday)

On the New York streets, but he’s not a bum. (The Guardian)

NYC has lost over 600,000 jobs in the pandemic. So what happens next? (The City)

NYC Parks has come up with some innovative ideas to welcome spring… (GothamToGo)

Freeze Frame

Hell’s Kitchen photographer, Damon Webster, captured this wonderful finale to the weekend.