The rapidly developing COVID-19 situation has forced us to make an incredibly difficult decision: to put the brakes on April’s Best of 2020 issue of W42ST, which was scheduled to be on the streets now.

We’ll get back to publishing the print edition as soon as humanly possible – and throw that kick ass awards party we’d been planning as a comeback celebration. In the absence of our gorgeous mag, we’ll be putting all that delicious Best of 2020 content online in the coming days and weeks, celebrating the embattled bars, restaurants, gyms, coffee shops, and retail stores of our neighborhood. And the heroes who make it great. Look out, too, for our live feed, which will keep everyone updated with what’s happening in the neighborhood in real time.

In the meantime, we have a new, daily newsletter – delivering a dose of calm and community to your inbox every morning. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up at (and encourage your friends/colleagues to do the same).

Be healthy, stay home, and remember that social isolation needn’t be lonely.

Ruth and Phil