W42ST Daily — 9/5/2020

Congratulations, people. We made it. It’s been a rollercoaster of a week, which saw the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha; the world’s oldest married couple – with a combined age of 214 – celebrate 79 years of marriage in Ecuador; and David Blaine dangle from a bunch of giant balloons in Arizona.

So you ‘d be forgiven for missing some of the things we’ve been talking about. Like the bus crash at Port Authority that injured 15 people. 

And our report on how small businesses are fighting back – despite being down 66%.

Complaints are sky high at a luxury building. New York Sports Clubs is under attack from members. And a fire on 9th Ave yesterday resulted in two injuries.

But there was good news too. I met Broadway dancer Dionne Figgins, who has taken over Hell’s Kitchen’s “secret” vintage store. 

George Hahn talked of his love for New York. “Despite its problems (and it has many, like any other vibrant metropolis), despite its expense, despite its noise, despite its grit and despite this pandemic, which asks us to make mostly temporary adjustments and modifications to our behavior, it’s a city like no other city in the world. It will come back. And it will probably be different, perhaps for the better.”

And I found out what it’s like visiting New York’s galleries, as they open up for the first time in nearly six months.

We’re taking a bit of a break for Labor Day, so you won’t be hearing from us for the next couple of days. But we’ll be back on Tuesday, tan and rested. Have a wonderful weekend, friends.

Good to see LaDuca Shoes featured in this Labor Day article.

Kids take a punt at drawing some famous landmarks and the results are adorable! 

Now hiring – poll workers to serve at sites across NYC. 

Chelsea Flea will be back next weekend.