Happy Saturday. I’m going to be spending the weekend in Marie Kondo mode, saying goodbye to stuff that I’ve not used in the 14 months since my last move. We’re moving apartment on Tuesday, woot woot! What are you up to? Hit reply…

Here’s our review of the week. We started with the West Side Story of Matthew Kilgore. When the Broadway went dark in March, he was a dresser on Hamilton. Over the next few months, he spent time sewing masks and then landed a job on The Drew Barrymore Show.

West 42nd Street residents Michael William G and J-Line got caught in a tornado on their way home from a walk by the river on Sunday evening. The video went viral, with over 3.6 million views on Twitter.

Times Square featured a couple of times this week. We showed how a German design company had reimagined the crossroads of the world without traffic and shared the vital signs of “the beating heart of New York and the world” in 2020.


Embrace a new tradition this holiday season with over 2 million lights illuminating Hudson Yards. Enjoy contactless holiday shopping, seasonal flavors and don’t forget to bring the kids to Santa Station for a virtual visit at the North Pole.

It was wonderful to meet Jasmine Gerald and the team at Jasmine’s Caribbean Cuisine on W46th Street. From now on, if you feel the need to be whisked away to a tropical island, you can quickly escape to Restaurant Row.

Nick Accardi and the team at Tavola featured in Nikolas Grasso’s short film, which has been nominated for the Marcello Film Festival in the UK. Tavola is the movie’s name, the location — and Chef/Owner Nick takes a starring role!

Our favorite Hell’s Kitchen holiday lights on W55th Street between 8/9th Avenue have returned.

We’ve compiled a list of Hell’s Kitchen Thanksgiving 2020 offerings. There are plenty of a la carte options, ranging from Chez Josephine to The Landmark Tavern, pies from Little Pie Company to Amy’s Bread, plus drinks from Ardesia to Veritas Studio Wines. There’s also a 20% off deal for W42ST readers on Schmackary’s holiday cookies!

If you want to keep those Thanksgiving offers in your pocket, please become a beta tester of our new W42ST Thanksgiving App. We’d be thankful if you try it and give us feedback!

Yesterday, we reported on Governor Andrew Cuomo being awarded an Emmy for 111 consecutive pandemic briefings that had us all glued to our television screens.

What we’ve been reading

Local journalist Brian Mastroianni explores the challenges of calling out someone not wearing a mask. (Healthline)

Winter is coming… But the road crews have got it covered. (NY1)

Umm, indoor dining just got that little bit crazier. (6sqft)

What orange zone status would mean for NYC. (Gothamist)

Get your skates on! Rockefeller Center ice rink opens today. (NBC)


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