Happy Friday. It looks like temperatures will be hitting the high 80s throughout the weekend — just avoiding the 90s. Humidity is popping up though, so we could be back to a bit of sweaty weather (the precursor to the fall’s sweater weather)!

Two new names are joining the roster of New York’s Off Broadway theaters – and the back stories of the West Side venues couldn’t be more different. One is pretty much a single man’s vision, while the other is a corporate project. Read more…

Al Tapper AMT Theater

Yesterday, we asked Hell’s Kitchen restaurant owners for their reactions to Mayor Eric Adams’s announcement about the future of outdoor dining sheds. Read more…

Mayor Adams Outdoor Dining

What we’ve been reading

NYCHA bike battery ban sparks opposition. (Gothamist)

It’s at times like these you love that influencers flock to BK, not HK. (New York Times)

New York’s chief climate officer warns that the city’s infrastructure cannot cope with climate change. (NBC)

Free pizza perks are not enough to get workers back to the office. (WSJ)

Line up, line up… Get your Suprême croissant. The new cronut! (New York Post)

Freeze Frame

There’s stargazing, speed dating, dirty dancing, Madonna… and so much more in Sarah’s “Make Way For The Weekend” newsletter. Check it out…

Happy birthday to Elise Holman.