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W42ST Best of Awards WINNERS + HK This Week

Good morning and welcome to October! The weekend looks like it’s not going to be as rainy as originally forecast, but the weather has canceled the…

9th Ave Wide Side + 10th Ave Blow-up Doll

Good morning and happy Wednesday. We’ll just about get to 70 degrees today and it will be cold tonight. Weather wise, we are tracking where the…

Nightmare on W42nd St + Tiny Apartment

Good morning and happy Tuesday. We’re going to have a wonderful week of dry weather — but let’s talk about last night! Did you see those…


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What’s Cooking? New York City Food and Wine Festival Returns to the West Side

Come hungry — the New York City Wine and Food Festival is back for its 15th year this October, with many events locally centered around Hudson River Park.  The annual food showcase and philanthropic event — which has to date raised $14 million for food insecurity support organization God’s Love We Deliver — runs from…

Let’s Rally! Pickleball Craze Bounces Over to the West Side

Pickleball, the jauntily named recreational sport sweeping the nation, is coming to the West Side — first in a pop-up playing space in Hudson Yards this October and then on a new set of courts in Hudson River Park.  Just a pickleball serve away from where tennis fans watched the US Open livestream, intrepid athletes…

The Fight to Keep Hell’s Kitchen Whole Goes On as New NYC Map is Rejected

In a surprise turnaround, members of the New York City Redistricting Commission have voted against sending newly drawn maps that would largely restore sweeping neighborhood changes for approval to the City Council — as local activists implored the group to keep Hell’s Kitchen whole in the face of newly released drafts shaving blocks off the…

Playing the Room Takes on a Whole New Meaning in “Lord of the Rents” — the Wordle of New York’s Property Puzzles

In the past two years, New York renters have experienced bargain-basement lows in the form of pandemic concession deals and record breaking highs, with the average Manhattan rent breaking the $5K mark this summer. Now, an addictive new game challenges intrepid urbanites to guess how much listings cost – and the results may surprise you.…

Hell’s Kitchen Facebook Group Summons Guardian Angels to Patrol Streets

A group of West Siders has called on citizen-led vigilante group the Guardian Angels to monitor the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, citing security concerns in the neighborhood.  Members of the Guardian Angels volunteer group, which was founded in 1979 by former New York City Republican Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, were stationed on W49th Street Monday…

BREAKING: Hell’s Kitchen is Re-Drawn Back Together in New Council District Map

As a commission prepares to release a new draft of the city’s redistricting map to the New York City Council for approval, a New York Times report predicts that the current version has likely reversed previous drastic changes that split Hell’s Kitchen into three separate districts. According to the Times, “most of Hell’s Kitchen is…

Armed Multi-Car Hijacking at Hell’s Kitchen Parking Garage

In a shocking early morning raid, armed robbers stole multiple luxury SUVs from the Gotham West parking garage on W45th Street in Hell’s Kitchen. Staff at the garage at 550 W45th Street reported a group of gunmen approached the overnight attendant sometime between 5:15 and 5:30am this morning. They stole three Mercedes and BMW SUVs…

State Lawmakers Hope to Make Rodent Traps Less of A Sticky Situation

While most New Yorkers agree that the city’s rat population is more, er, vibrant than ever, there is significant debate over how exactly to reduce rodents around town – with some state lawmakers looking to ban the use of notorious glue traps.  A new bill introduced by Assembly Member Harvey Epstein and sponsored by State…

Exactly How Polluted is the Hudson River? We’re About to Find Out

Every New Yorker knows that while the Hudson is likely at least slightly cleaner than the East River (and certainly cleaner than the Gowanus Canal), it’s by no means recommended for swimming or drinking. Now, a legal agreement between the US Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and General Electric (GE) – known for polluting the…

Cafe Grumpy’s Caroline Knows How to Make New Yorkers Smile with Coffee

Contrary to their brand name, Caroline Bell and the team at Café Grumpy are well-versed in the art of making New Yorkers smile. Serving up curated coffee made of house-roasted brews since 2005, the Big Apple staple has grown from its original store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to outposts throughout the city, including a popular Garment…

“From Wild Animals to Domestic Companions” — Check Out Animal Crossing on 9th Avenue

The call of the wild comes to Hell’s Kitchen as the Fountain House Gallery opens the group exhibit “Animal Crossing” starting tonight on 9th Avenue.  Hosting an opening reception from 6pm to 8pm Thursday evening and running through October 26, the Fountain House exhibition explores “conceptions of animality in the contexts of domesticity, wildness, and…

Spotted Lanternflies Swarm West Side Glass Towers

It’s getting a little locust plague-esque here on the West Side, as swarms of spotted lanternflies sweep Hell’s Kitchen’s modern glass and steel towers en masse! We have some tips on how to get rid of the pests… Large swathes of the spotted menace — known as the Lycorma delicatula and rapidly spreading across the…

Bzzt! The City is Spraying Pesticide for Mosquitoes This Thursday

What’s the buzz? The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is working its way through the five boroughs in its yearly late-summer pesticide spraying campaign, coming to the West Side this Thursday.  The DOHMH initiative, which has been spraying throughout Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn over the course of the summer, will…

Cheers! Casellula and Vin Sur Vingt Celebrate Wine Bar Deal

We’d like to propose a toast! Beloved Hell’s Kitchen wine and cheese bar Casellula is preparing to partner with well-established neighborhood wine bar brand Vin Sur Vingt as its new operator.  “This is bittersweet for me,” said owner and operator Brian Keyser of the change. “I opened Casellula in Hell’s Kitchen when people thought it…

Got $27 Million to Spare? This Waterline Square Penthouse Could Be Yours!

Despite a real estate market that’s gouging New Yorkers left and right, there are still some “bargain basement” deals on the West Side if you know where to look. For the low low price of only $27 million, a nearly 7,000-square-foot Waterline Square glass castle in the sky can be yours — what a steal! …

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