We’re asking the question today — “Will This Hell’s Kitchen Foodie be the Next Mayor of New York?”

His number one vote is for Real Kung Fu Steamed Buns and Dumplings, closely followed by Schmackary’s, Totto Ramen, Ippudo Ramen, Lucky’s Famous Burgers and Tim Ho Wan. Andrew Yang started his run for Democratic presidential candidate from his mom’s Hell’s Kitchen apartment in the fall of 2017 — now he has the role of New York City’s next mayor in his sights. Read on…


We’re still on the lookout for the bright lights of New York City. We took a trip to see what John at Cybert Tires had created on W52nd Street this year. Kinda creepy display for Holidays 2020…

If lights aren’t your thing. How about getting in the holiday mood with an ugly sweater? Carolina at House of Brews is giving away (while stocks last) really, really ugly sweaters if you head over for a pint. Send pictures…

What We’ve Been Reading

Street vendors are struggling to survive – but they’re fighting back. (Bloomberg)

There are some pretty wacky holiday shopping ideas over at the New York Times!

What’s your go-to as we get ready for the worst of winter? (TimeOut)

Meet “Los Deliveristas Unidos” – pushing for better pay and more workplace protections for food delivery workers. (WNYC)

A sorry sight – what is causing dead fish to wash up on the shores of the Hudson? (New York Post)

Freeze Frame

There’s no escape that winter is upon us. We’d like to finish the newsletter each day with a warming or inspiring picture from the season. Tag @w42st in your social posts with your best shots.

Outdoor Heating at Taboon on 10th Avenue last night.