Happy Friday. The streets have been washed by that rain — and we are ready for our first fall weekend full of sun. This morning’s forecast is from our friend, Jeffrey: “Today feels like one of those days where as a kid, you’d feel the crisp air and so put on that new fall sweater and coat, then be sweating buckets by noontime, wanting to never wear it again by the time you boarded the bus home.”

The hourglasses will be turning again on Restaurant Row as one of the favorite Theater District and Hell’s Kitchen eateries returns — with many old traditions and some new ideas. More here…

On the face of it, Port Authority Bus Terminal isn’t the ideal spot for an art installation — but from October 3 you’re invited to smile, frown, pull a funny face… whatever floats your boat — and become part of Inside Out: NY Together. The project is by French artist JR, who has created installations all over the world – and who made quite an impression on Times Square on his 2013 visit to New York City. Read more…


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What we’ve been reading

Met Opera reopens on Monday with the first ever performance of work by a Black composer — and it’s being live cast in Times Square. (NBC)

Updates and newcomers in this list of Hudson Yard eateries. (New York Times)

Critical acclaim for Broadway’s more inclusive comeback. (Amsterdam News)

Have you seen these huge origami sculptures in the Garment District? (TimeOut)

MTA has stepped up enforcement of mask wearing on public transit. (Mass Tranist Magazine)

Freeze Frame

We’re sad to report that the demolition of the “If there is no struggle, there can be no progress” mosaic at the Martin Luther King Jr Labor Center on W43rd Street is complete. Thanks to Alex Albanese for this photo of the final moments.

Happy birthday to Ben Rosenfeld and Ben Brooks.