Good morning and happy Friday. Make the most of the 80-degree heat today — as tomorrow we head back to temperatures in the 60s (and even 50s) for the next ten days.
Spring has brought a new pop-up beer garden to Worldwide Plaza! The Barking Dog team is serving up brews, burgers, and pretzels in the former Blockheads outdoor space. Go enjoy the sun and the dog-friendly patio while it lasts! Read more…
Anna Pakman is a digital pro, independent film producer and a champion for disability representation. Her latest film, Cripfished, is a must-see! Read her West Side Story…
What we’ve been reading
* Stories that might be behind a paywall are marked with a 💰
The Florida exodus of New Yorkers appears to be continuing. (New York Post)
Blank Street Coffee’s baristas are unionizing in NYC. (Hellgate💰)
The old Daily News building is getting an office-to-apartment makeover. (Gothamist)
New York’s sheriffs have been keeping busy with smoke shop raids. (amNY)
Where do you stand on white sneakers — are they here to stay? (WSJ)
Thanks to Diana Kusko (who we featured in West Side Stories yesterday) for this photo of a colorful bike on W45th Street. We’re unsure whether it’s a tribute to Barbie, PRIDE or Holi, the Indian festival of colors. Do you know?
Happy birthday to Anna Andersen and Esther Chen.