Good morning. Wasn’t it amazing to be out in the warm weather yesterday? Great for the soul!

The questions we are asking this morning are… what was your favorite table at VNYL? Did you like when it was at W54th (where El Centro is now) or at W51st (where ‘ritas is now)? Did you take a selfie in the Michael Jackson bathroom? What was on the menu that you miss the most? We’re asking you to respin your memories of VNYL — email Here’s a selection of those mosaic tabletops to help you jog your mind.

Chef Hooni Kim opened Danji on W52nd Street back in 2010. It was the first Korean restaurant in America to earn a Michelin Star. Hooni had to lay off staff at the start of the pandemic, and then try to launch his first book, My Korea, as New York locked down. He’s been grateful for the support of neighbors in Hell’s Kitchen. Read on…

As advertising and creative agencies like Ogilvy and Mother move on from 11th Avenue, innovation moves in to take their place. Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine is the latest big name to lease space on the far west Hell’s Kitchen corridor traditionally populated by car dealerships. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

NYPD releases disciplinary database — or does it? (PIX11)

Is there a future for movie theaters? (Intelligencer)

Port Authority as an art gallery… (Art News)

How are costume designers surviving the pandemic? (NY1)

Missing karaoke? It seems you’re not on your own. (Grub Street)

Freeze Frame

In the city that never sleeps, Gary Hershorn seems like the photographer that never sleeps. He had another early start to photograph the crescent moon rising along 42nd Street this morning. Just wow…