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Another Fire + Homeless Hotels are Closing

Good morning and Happy Thursday. It’s feeling a little like groundhog day as we again report on a fire in an apartment block above a Ninth […]

Fireworks, Fire, PRIDE & Pies

Good morning and welcome to a reopened New York City. Governor Cuomo said that in 472 days we went from “worst to first”. Thanks for letting […]

Space Shots, Expired Shots and more…

Good morning — and happy Tuesday! It’s getting hot and steamy again… We didn’t know until yesterday that you can see rocket launches from New York. […]

Advert Denounced + Theater on the Streets

Happy Monday. How was your weekend? Ours was filled with flowers and sweet perfume — more of that later! Voting started on Saturday in the Democratic […]

Pier 97 is coming + HK this week

Good morning and welcome to the weekend. It’s been a super busy week and I’m ready to close down the laptop and get out to enjoy […]

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Fire Rips Through Hell’s Kitchen Apartment Above Rancho Tequileria

Fire broke out in a third floor apartment on the corner of W50th Street and 9th Avenue at around 1:20am this morning. The blaze quickly engulfed the five-story walkup building above Rancho Tequileria restaurant. Authorities say an 83-year-old woman was sleeping in her fifth-story apartment when the flames broke out around 1am. The woman, and […]

Look to New York City Sky for NASA Rocket — Photos from 2021

NASA is telling New Yorkers to “grab that cup of coffee” and look south towards the sky above their Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 7am tomorrow (Tuesday). The launch of a Minotaur 1 rocket should be visible on the East Coast — including in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, NASA said. The Northrop […]

Hell’s Kitchen Businesses Take Center Stage in INTAR’S MicroTEATRO Festival

All the world’s a stage, said Shakespeare — and one local theater company is about to take that literally. From June 17, INTAR is staging its MicroTEATRO Festival at some pretty unusual Hell’s Kitchen venues. Sonny’s 10th Ave Meat Market will play host to #Emperorof10thAve, a short play by Carmen Rivera, performed to audiences of up to […]


West side stories

Hold the Phone — Improv Everywhere’s Charlie Todd is Here to Stay!

A Hell’s Kitchen resident since 2013, this former performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade used his talent to start Improv Everywhere nearly 20 years ago. Since then, he’s brought smiles and surprises to the public. His sense of humor has never failed him during the pandemic, especially when creating “New York’s Most Socially Distant Office.” Here’s […]

Michael Waxes Lyrical About the Neighborhood He Now Calls Home

He may have only recently arrived in Hell’s Kitchen, but Michael William G has really taken the neighborhood to his heart. And pandemic living has inspired a pivot that’s led to him creating his own luxury candle brand. This is Michael’s West Side Story. So, what’s your New York story? Born here, or just arrived?I […]

“I’m NEVER Leaving” — Tom’s Long-Standing Love Affair with Hell’s Kitchen

Tom D’Angora is a producer and activist. During the pandemic he and his husband, Michael, with the help of friend Tim Guinee, have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to save places like the West Bank Cafe and Birdland. This weekend he is turning his fundraising and production skills to save the York Theatre (with […]

“I Love our Neighborhood Spirit” — Why Hell’s Kitchen is Heaven for Priya

She may have only moved to the neighborhood in 2018, but Priya Ahluwalia has taken Hell’s Kitchen to her heart. Here’s Priya’s West Side Story So, what’s your New York story? Born here, or just arrived?I was born and raised in Delhi, India. I then lived in Beijing, China, for four years (2009 to 2013), […]


Smile! We’ve Rounded Up The Best of Hell’s Kitchen’s Happy Hours

Hell’s Kitchen has some of the best Happy Hours in New York City — and thanks to great input from W42ST readers we’ve rounded up the pick of them just for you. So say cheers to all-day drinks from $4 and $1.50 oysters! Alfie’s – 800 9th Ave (corner of W53rd St) Alfie’s has a […]

West Side Best Side — Pier 97 is Next for a Hudson River Park Makeover

The transformation of the west side continues, with new renderings unveiled for Pier 97 and construction scheduled for this summer. Hudson River Park plans to have the pier open by fall 2022. The concrete slab at the end of W57th Street has lain dormant for many years while funds were raised and the community engaged […]

Museum of Nightlife Among Ideas to Wake Up the City that Never Sleeps

After a long year of curfews and closures, officials are looking for new ways to wake up the city that never sleeps. In their first-ever report released last week, the Office of Nightlife (ONL), outlined a series of recommendations for the city — including the creation of a nightlife museum.  The Wall Street Journal reported […]

A Peaceful Way to Celebrate Summer Solstice — in the Heart of Times Square

Salute the sun and find peace in the heart of the Crossroads of the World on June 20 when Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga returns with in person classes. There are seven free yoga sessions throughout the day, while the Yoga Village between W47th and W48th Streets will feature booths, giveaways and activities.  Sponsors […]

“Ring of Fire” Solar Eclipse Rises in New York

New Yorkers got sight of a rare solar eclipse this morning — the first in the city since 2017’s “Great American Eclipse.” This morning’s sunrise offered a spectacle called the “Ring of Fire” visible in the city and in the eastern parts of North America when looking towards the horizon. The moon almost completely covered […]

Whoopi and De Niro Make Cuomo’s Pier 76 Opening a Sparkling Event

Governor Andrew Cuomo took the stage at a star-studded Tribeca Festival lunch to get the opening of Pier 76 underway this afternoon. He chatted with New York A-Listers Whoopi Goldberg and Robert De Niro (who was sitting in an armchair, recovering from a recent leg injury). This afternoon at 3pm, the Governor cut a ribbon […]

A Place to Paws and Sit Awhile — Barking Dog is Heading to Hell’s Kitchen

Hell’s Kitchen abounds with pandemic pups — and from late summer they’ll have a new place to meet their pals while their owners enjoy breakfast, dinner, brunch, lunch, cocktails and even a nightcap. Upper East Side doggy dining favorite Barking Dog is coming to World Wide Plaza. Last night, the restaurant’s owners passed the first hurdle […]

Why We Might Not Know Who Won the NYC Mayoral Primary Until Mid-July

Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY This article was originally published on Jun 1 at 7:32pm EDT by THE CITY This article is adapted from THE CITY’s weekly Civic Newsroom newsletter, which is sent out every Tuesday. You can sign up here to get it or fill out the form at the bottom of this post. Many of the […]

OP-ED: Speaker Corey Johnson — Open Letter to Hell’s Kitchen

Last weekend, W42ST asked Hell’s Kitchen’s Council Member Corey Johnson to share with readers a summary of what he’s heard are the key challenges in the neighborhood — and the actions he’s taken, actions he’s planning to take… and the things that will take time to solve. Today, we publish an Op-Ed from Speaker Johnson. […]

Beat it Corey — Hell’s Kitchen Council Member Takes to the Streets

The work of politics has a reputation for being carried out behind closed doors. Yesterday, this was could not have been further from the truth as New York Speaker Corey Johnson walked his Hell’s Kitchen “beat” with the city’s top brass to confront public safety issues. Thanks to Stephanie Jones for contacting our “Where’s Corey” […]

Hurricane Season is Here, Do You Know Your Zone?

Now that June is here, hurricane season is officially upon us and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) outlook is predicting an “above-normal” season. To prepare, New York City has updated its evacuation zones based on new data from the National Weather Service and roughly one million residents are now classified in a different […]

Magnolia Has Sweet Expansion Plans as Stephen Ross’s Venture Fund Acquires Bakery

New York’s iconic Magnolia Bakery is officially under new ownership. Stephen Ross’s RSE Ventures bought the bakery chain from owner Steve Abrams and his investors earlier this year for an undisclosed amount, the Wall Street Journal reports. If you have a sweet spot for Magnolia’s pastel-hued gourmet cupcakes, they may soon be more accessible than […]

Nominate Your Favorite HK Outdoor Dining Space for an Alfresco Award

Over the past year, restaurateurs and diners alike have embraced outdoor dining — it’s a fixture of pandemic life that many are happy to see become a permanent part of our city landscape. Now, your favorite streetside spaces can get the recognition they deserve (and a boost to their business) via the Alfresco Awards, a […]

Do I Have a Starting Bid of $3.3m? HK Duplex Up For Auction

Priced down from its original asking price of $4.15m, this Hell’s Kitchen duplex loft near Columbus Circle is slated for the auction block on June 17 with a starting price of “only” $3.3m.  The 2,768 square-foot unit at 426 W58th Street is currently owned by developer/investor and former Goldman Sachs executive Sandeep Garg, according to […]

Missing Person: Have you Seen Christine Hammontree? UPDATE

NYPD and police from Falmouth, Maine are investigating the disappearance of a woman in New York at the weekend. Christine Kelly Hammontree was last seen in New York City on Monday May 24. She was reported missing by her parents at 9am on Tuesday according to a report by News Center Maine. UPDATE: This afternoon […]

Songs for Our City is Back — With Live Performers and an In-Person Audience

Start spreading the news — the second annual Songs for Our City songwriting competition is about to hit the streets of New York. And you can be a part of it — because audience members vote for their favorite performances on their mobile device at the end of each concert! Hosted by Times Square Alliance, […]

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