Good morning and happy Tuesday. The sky is blue, the lawn at Bryant Park is open and New York is coming alive!

The west side continues to pile up bragging rights on being the best side. Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced that the Tribeca Film Festival will open at Pier 76 on June 9 with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights. More details here…

Hell’s Kitchen teenager Julian Elmo Szetela, 17, has combined entrepreneurial spirit and athletic discipline to set up his first business endeavor during the pandemic: Moe’s Rug and Upholstery Cleaning.


What we’ve been reading

In another step towards “normal”, New York’s hot dog vendors are reopening. (Grub Street)

Home alone at a pandemic hotel. (Crain’s)

The loss-making economics of a $14 New York sandwich. (Eater)

Who is in charge of NYC’s helicopters!? (Curbed)

Feted photographer Bill Cunningham’s Evening Hours makes the bookshelves. (New York Times)

Freeze Frame

Thank you to Rafael for this magical picture of one of our favorite Hell’s Kitchen buildings, The Film Center, along with a glorious west side sunset.