Good morning and happy Friday. Temperatures in the mid-60s today — but prepare for an afternoon of gusty winds that should blow the clouds away for a lovely sunset. Rain forecast for Saturday, with sunshine returning Sunday.
We got a first look at Taylor Swift: Storyteller at the Museum of Art and Design at Columbus Circle last night. It’s a chance to peek into the eclectic wardrobe of one of the world’s most popular singer-songwriters. Read more…
Yes, when you cross Hell’s Kitchen at the weekend, you will discover the 9th Avenue Food Festival in full swing from W42nd Street up to W57th Street. It’s open (and the streets are closed) from 10am-6pm. We will be roaming the event with cameras in hand — and you can follow what’s going on via our social media on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Meanwhile, check out the history of the festival to whet your appetite. See you there…
What we’ve been reading
* Stories that might be behind a paywall are marked with a 💰
A turnstile redesign hopes to prevent $690m of lost fares on the subway. (Gothamist)
Could a $29 hot dog in Midtown possibly be worth the price? (Eater)
“Natural organic reduction” is now a burial alternative in NYC. (THE CITY)
Mayor Adams says that half of the city’s hotel rooms are being used to house migrants. (amNY)
MSG’s Hulu Theater could be sold for $1bn to make way for Penn Station renovations. (Crain’s💰)
Next week we are celebrating 10 years of Citi Bike in New York. What are your favorite memories of using the service? This is one of mine, taking a ride on a deserted snowy West Side bike path back in December 2013. Hit reply or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ride safely…
Happy birthday to Tania Green and Geri Mazur.