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How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Hell’s Kitchen

Valentine’s Day has snuck up on you — again!! Whether you’re celebrating this weekend, on the 14th, or not at all (we don’t judge!), we’re revisiting our 2022 Valentine’s Day in Hell’s Kitchen guide with…

Major Fire At 9th Avenue Building

Smoke filled the skies over 9th Avenue on Sunday morning when a mixed-use building housing apartments and the Bombay Grill House caught fire. Authorities report that the blaze began on the fifth floor of 764…

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Roberto’s Music Evicted + HK This Week

Good morning and happy Saturday. You’ll just have missed the coldest of the day. It’s been 5 degrees overnight and, with the wind chill, it felt…

DA Pledge for Julio and John + Friki Tiki

Good morning and happy Friday. WRAP UP!! It’s going to feel like it’s sub-zero for the next 48 hours as the wind whips through Manhattan —…

The Story Goes On

Good afternoon, this is W42ST Lifestyle Editor Sarah Beling with “Make Way For The Weekend” — your curated guide to the best of New York events…

The Watson Encampment Cleared + Rooftop Gayle

Good morning and happy Groundhog Day! News from Pennsylvania is that Punxsutawney Phil says we’re going to have six more weeks of winter… Well for now,…

SJP in HK + Ruth’s Chris Closes

Good morning and happy Wednesday. Did you get up to see the snow flurry in the middle of the night? Today and tomorrow we will have…


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Mayor Adams Says Hell’s Kitchen Will Finally Get Curbside Composting — in 2024

Hell’s Kitchen will finally get curbside composting — but there will be a significant wait before it arrives. Mayor Eric Adams said Thursday in his State of the City that his administration is dramatically expanding composting, ending years of previous delays and cancelations to bring compost collections to all five boroughs, with Manhattan the last…

“Let’s Be Blunt”: Times Square Puts Up Smoking Ban Signs after Pot Complaints

Times Square officials have installed a series of cheeky new signs reminding newly relaxed weed lovers that all smoking, including cannabis, is banned from the public plaza.  In true New Yorker fashion, the campaign gets right to the point: “Let’s Be Blunt: No Smoking in the Plazas” read multiple signs posted around the Times Square…

The Distinctive Dog Names of Hell’s Kitchen — and New York’s Boros

Move over Fido and Lassie, there are new dog names in town! A Reddit user has compiled data on New York’s most popular dog names in each borough, but what are the winners in Hell’s Kitchen? Registration records from the city’s licensing system reveal the most popular dog names in Manhattan include French, Hudson, Georgie,…

Hudson Yards — Re-Imagined by Dr Seuss, Wes Anderson, Tolkien and more…

Fifth Wall venture capital decided to set the hive mind of Artificial Intelligence onto re-imagining Hudson Yards. They picked five different styles and let AI do its work. What’s your favorite? Or are you a fan of the current design? The VC firm posted five different versions of Hudson Yards — as if designed by…

700 Million Pounds of Salt Piles Up as New York Nears Record Snow Drought

Oh, the weather outside is…too warm for snow, and Hell’s Kitchen has got the gigantic salt piles to prove it. It’s been 322 days without measurable snowfall in New York City, leaving many to wonder how long the streak will run — and as we approach a record lack of flakes, W42ST spoke to Climate…

High-Flying NYCHA Chair Greg Russ to Announce Departure

Minneapolis-based public housing poobah’s $258,000 job will become a volunteer post, as NYC Housing Authority struggles with basic maintenance. Greg B. Smith, The City This article was originally published on Jan 25 5:00am EST by THE CITY Chairman Gregory Russ is set to announce Thursday that he’s stepping down from his high-salaried job running the…

Without a Tenant, Renovation of Historic Times Square Theater Takes a Long Intermission

A staple of W42nd Street, the revival of the long-dormant, century-old Times Square Theater has hit a new snag — the lack of interested tenants has pressed pause on the renovation of the historic Midtown performing venue.  The 41,500-square foot behemoth at 215 W42nd Street — which showed everything from the play Gentlemen Prefer Blondes…

Another Missing Person in Hell’s Kitchen: Community to Gather Sunday in Search for Jordan Taylor

The scene is unsettlingly familiar: the Hell’s Kitchen community, faced with another missing person case, plans to gather outside Port Authority as yet another young man, this time, law student Jordan Taylor, remains missing after being spotted in Midtown, his phone found near LGBTQ+ nightclub The Q.  Concerned residents, community leaders and Taylor’s friends and…

NYC’s Workforce Shrank by 300,000 Since 2020

The latest economic numbers show a city still struggling its way toward pandemic recovery, with employment in construction, retail, and leisure and hospitality all lagging their pre-pandemic levels. Here is your January economic recovery update from THE CITY. We publish a new analysis of the city’s employment, job and fiscal indicators each month. Greg David…

Pucks vs Paddles — Hell’s Kitchen Hockey Heritage Pitched Against Pickleball in Park Plan

Pucks or paddles? Already America’s fastest growing sport, the occasionally controversial pickleball has quickly taken over New York’s parks and recreational space. And with new courts planned for Hudson River Park, the Lifetime Fitness gym, and another proposed for Hell’s Kitchen Park, residents and community board members have begun to debate whether the sport should…

MSG Bans Gay Hell’s Kitchen Lawmaker from NHL Pride for Criticizing “Big Brother” Tactics

Hell’s Kitchen’s first openly LGBTQIA state assembly member has spoken out after being banned from attending a Hockey Pride event at Madison Square Garden — ironically, for criticizing people being barred through the venue’s facial recognition technology. Tony Simone, who was elected to represent New York’s 75th District last fall, was told by MSG management…

Get “Squatting” Cop Cars Off Newly-Expanded Sidewalks, Community Board Demands

Manhattan Community Board 4’s Transportation Planning Committee (MCB4) praised the extended pedestrian space on 9th Avenue — known as a “truffle” because of the gray-brown color used by the DOT — at their meeting last night, and said it should be expanded. But they also called for action against NYPD cruisers occupying the new sidewalks on…

An Interactive “Living Lantern” Lights up the Garment District

If you’re looking for a little seasonal boost amid the winter darkness, head over to the Garment District for their newest free public art installation: the mesmerizing and interactive, Living Lantern, which was unveiled Tuesday. The exhibit, showing through February 24 on Broadway between W39th and W40th Streets, is the latest in the Garment District…

New York City Asylum Seekers Returning to Port Authority for Help

Around three dozen migrants stood inside a barricaded area in the north wing of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, aided by a host of volunteers and National Guard members on Wednesday afternoon.  Gabriel Poblete, The City This article was originally published on Jan 16 10:00am EST by THE CITY They weren’t disembarking…

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