Happy Monday. It’s looking like an interesting week weatherwise. High temperatures hitting 60 degrees today and Saturday, with snow midweek. NBC New York is saying “Snow or No Snow? Wednesday Storm Could Drop ‘Significant’ Snowfall or Light Dusting.” Our bet is on just a few snowflakes. What does your “inner meteorologist” say?

Thanks to the thousands of W42ST readers who took the time to vote in the W42ST Best of Awards — sponsored by Wells Fargo and supported by HYHK Alliance and The Durst Organization. We’ve started the counting and the first award will be announced on Wednesday. In the meantime, you can see all the shortlisted Hell’s Kitchen businesses (and more) on the W42ST Local app.

Thanks to Jeannie, who spotted that Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club’s bubble had been reinflated over the weekend, after it dramatically collapsed last Monday morning. We are told that the team at the club are now checking for any damages and hope that “with luck, we are looking at a midweek start.”

Hell’s Kitchen heroes Steve Kaufman and Enzo Santoro bid farewell to their 9th Avenue pharmacy after 37 years with tears, flowers and cookies. More here…


What we’ve been reading

Are our work schedules making us self-centered? (Vox)

Did you happen to see Kenny G at Hudson Yards? (New Yorker)

If you’re itching to know anything about the Rockefeller Christmas tree, Correll is the man to ask… (New York Times)

Online bodega app hits back at 15 min delivery services. (amNY)

They may have no problem defying gravity, but Broadway’s Wicked has been caught out by COVID and forced to cancel shows. (NBC)

Freeze Frame

The move from fall to winter continues to deliver spectacular west side sunsets. Have a fabulous week!

Happy birthday to Judith Bailey, Sam Kimball and Sylvia Glockengiesser.