Good morning. Are you ready for the snow/blizzard on Wednesday and Thursday? It’s getting talked up so much… but you never know. Outdoor dining is suspended from 2pm tomorrow. Here’s what we’ve heard so far…

Tom Fervoy’s photo from the snow of January 2016.


Every time you make a purchase — small or large — just submit your purchase and nominate your favorite local business (restaurant, shop, gym, etc)

​On December 31st, the folks who have submitted the most Hell’s Kitchen purchases will win prizes — and local shops and business owners will be awarded cash grants.

Nominating eateries for the challenge has just been made even easier. You can click a link in the W42ST Hell’s Kitchen is OPEN App to nominate your favorite eatery. There are now 50 neighborhood joints to choose from and more are updating us by the hour. Download — and go support our local businesses.

Bruce and Scott at 44 & X are heading into hibernation. Tonight’s your last chance to use their wonderful outdoor space until the spring. They said: “Tuesday will be our last night for outdoor dining! After that, we will be closed for the season. We wish you a happy holiday! Stay safe and healthy, and we can’t wait to welcome you back next year.”


The holidays have arrived at Hudson Yards! Find something special for everyone on your list or let our personal shoppers do the work for you and deliver gifts directly to your front door. Open daily from 11AM-7PM.

What we’ve been reading

What are your thoughts on this New York pronunciation guide? (Reddit)

Today’s your last day to give gifts to The Sled.

Surviving in the toy biz is anything but child’s play. (NY1)

The Columbia Bubble – as seen through the eyes of a Hell’s Kitchen student. (Columbia Spectator)

So, what’s the latest on Sal’s Pizza? (EV Grieve)

Freeze Frame

Hold Fast on Restaurant Row at sunset. Photo: Kiara Clark.