Happy Monday. It’s looking like a great week ahead with temperatures popping into the 80s. Time to get away from that desk and have lunch in the park.

Just a year ago Hell’s Kitchen locals hung out of apartment windows at 7pm, clattering pans and thanking front-line workers. As New York returns to “normal” — driven by our mayor, our governor and the CDC — we are being encouraged by a local ER doctor not to forget the challenges those workers and their families face as lifelong experiences lead to vaccine hesitancy. We also report on a neighbor who caught COVID after being vaccinated. Read more…

If you’d rather not mess around with Bitcoin, consider this more traditional investment opportunity coming to you straight from the New York Sheriff’s Office. Today, there will be a Sheriff’s sale of 40 gold bullion bars, alongside other valuables. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

24/7 Subway returns today. (NBC)

The Theodore Roosevelt statue in front of the Museum of Natural History is to be removed. (West Side Rag)

K Rico made #4 in this pick of Top NYC Steakhouses! (Trip101)

Records show New York is averaging more heat and snow. (NY1)

What will a post-pandemic NYC look like? Here are a few predictions… (New York Times)

Freeze Frame

Little Island isn’t open yet, but you can get a sneak peek from out on the Hudson River. These stand up paddleboarders from Manhattan Kayak Co (MKC) were dwarfed by the not-so-little development at Pier 55. MKC opened at the weekend for the season.