Good morning. Let’s get outside today as there’s a good chance of rain on Friday and Saturday.

Last night, Andrew Yang celebrated his 46th birthday by formally announcing that he’s running for New York City Mayor. The campaign video features Hell’s Kitchen favorites around his W42nd Street home — including a shuttered Rudy’s and a trip to Amy’s Bread.

He says that “seeing my city the way it is now breaks my heart.” Hell’s Kitchen could really benefit from a Mayor who is based in the neighborhood.

One thing that I’ve learned about New York winters is that you’ve got to keep your eye on spring and summer to keep you going.

We’re reporting today on how New York State is extending its bike trails. Something to look forward to.

What we’ve been reading

The Community Board is calling for higher barriers at the Vessel following a third fatality. (Gothamist)

Why the homeless are steering clear of the new Moynihan Train Hall and sticking to Penn Station. (The City)

College freshman Corey Johnson gets into a dispute about W36th Street. (New York Post)

Why most of us are “social nincompoops”… (New York Times)

Governor Cuomo is looking to bring back live events. (NY1)

Freeze Frame

Vaccinations began at the Javits Center yesterday. Dr Ruth was one of the first to get the shot and shared her experience: “I was a little scared, but I’m very glad I did it.”