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Sullivan Street Bakery Suffers Major Flooding

A tide of water has swept through Hell’s Kitchen’s beloved Sullivan Street Bakery — flooding them ahead of one of the busiest weeks of the year. …

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You mean you forgot cranberries too?

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…

Caught on Camera + The Dickens Opens

Good morning and happy Tuesday. It’s a toasty 35 degrees as we wake up this morning! We’ve got three sunny days ahead of us with afternoon…

Hate Crime on 9th + Chi Restaurant Opens

Happy Monday. We’re waking up to temperatures below freezing this morning. The day is going to be sunny, with crisp blue skies and temperatures reaching a…

Flood at Sullivan St Bakery + HK This Week

Good morning and happy Saturday. Today is going to be clear, crisp and very cold. We might just get to 40 degrees this afternoon. Sunday will…


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Meet the Pair Bringing More Vintage New York Style to the Neighborhood

There’s only one way to learn New York City street style — and that’s from a New Yorker. Which is why two Big Apple natives hope to spread the good word at Vintage on 46th, now open in the newly relaunched Paramount Hotel on W46th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. The nostalgic shop operated…

YouTuber Dons a Shark Suit to Get the Skinny on Times Square’s Costume Characters

Times Square’s costumed characters have been splitting opinions for as long as they’ve been posing for photos — and like many New Yorkers, YouTube creator Carolina Rizzotto wanted to learn more about the cast of superheroes and cartoon favorites. Unlike most of us, she was brave enough to dive in at the deep end — by…

On the Edge of Belief — The Moon and a Tutu Connected These Magical Photos

The stars, the planets — or in this case, the moon — aligned this week, as two strangers connected over a serendipitous photo opportunity. In a twist of fate, tourist Liza-Jane Sowden spotted herself silhouetted in photographer Gary Hershorn’s shot of the moon rising behind the Edge at Hudson Yards on Monday.  Liza-Jane may live…

Hell’s Kitchen Tenant Sued for Sub-Letting “Paradise” Penthouse for $1,500 a Night on Airbnb — While Owing $246k in Rent

Amid the red-hot Manhattan rental market, one West Sider has found himself in hot water. He stands accused of illegally subletting his $8,000-a-month Hell’s Kitchen penthouse for as much as $1,500 a night on Airbnb and VRBO while not paying his own rent. Jude Onicha, who currently rents the penthouse unit at the Mercedes House,…

Omakase Off the Menu as Ikebana Zen Switches to Small Plates, Cocktails and Cabaret

After two pandemic-challenged years in Hell’s Kitchen, the team at Ikebana Zen is pivoting from omakase to speakeasy, with a focus on craft cocktails and tapas-style Japanese cuisine, plus live performances.  Manager Pat Wongboot, bartender Jommie Ratchoo and owner Andrew Yuan opened Ikebana on W53rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenue in July 2020, after…

Still Seeking Answers, Julio Ramirez’s Friends Prepare for Holidays Without Him by Fundraising for Memorial

As they approach the first holiday season without their loved one, friends and family of Julio Ramirez have launched a seasonal fundraiser for a memorial bench dedicated to the New Yorker who died in mysterious circumstances in April after a night out in Hell’s Kitchen.  The 25-year-old mental health counselor and regular Hell’s Kitchen visitor…

Just One Piece of Paper Stops Reopening — as Chez Napoleon Sets Make-or-Break Date to End 329-Day Nightmare

The owners of beloved Hell’s Kitchen restaurant Chez Napoleon have set a fast-approaching reopening deadline — stating that if the single piece of paper keeping the 62-year-old institution shut is not issued imminently, they will close permanently on November 30, ending an 11-month struggle which has seen them lose $750,000 in revenue. Elyane Bruno, 75,…

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Serves Up a Tasty Array of Special Guest Performances

There’s no better way to kick off the New York holiday season than with the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — and this year’s event boasts a mouthwatering lineup of special performances, with guests ranging from musical legend Dionne Warwick to Lea Michele and the Broadway cast of Funny Girl.  The department store’s 96th annual…

Don’t Squish This Spotted Lanternfly! West Side Designer Wins Halloween as NY’s Least Welcome Visitor

While New York’s Halloween season saw its fair share of topical pop culture costumes, one intrepid theater artist took on 2022’s unofficial and least-liked celebrity: the spotted lanternfly. Freelance designer Brendan McCann turned to the infamous invasive pest for inspiration, then risked being squished in a spectacular photo shoot which he generously shared with W42ST.…

Stars Unite to Rename Broadway Theater for Pioneer and Civil Rights Icon Lena Horne

Broadway stars gathered in a glittering ceremony Tuesday afternoon to rename the Brooks Atkinson Theatre after Lena Horne, in honor of her legacy as a performer and civil rights trailblazer. The dedication itself made history: the W47th St venue became the first Broadway theater to be named after a Black woman. Horne, who died in…

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