Good morning and happy Thursday. We’ve got temperatures in the mid-60s for the next couple of days. It’s sunny today and cloudy tomorrow. The rain forecast for Saturday has disappeared — so fingers crossed for a dry weekend!

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has charged carriage horse driver Ian McKeever with abusing a horse. Ryder collapsed on 9th Avenue in August 2022 after working for hours in an 84-degree heat.  Read more…

New York Carriage Horse Ryder is attended to by NYPD on 9th Avenue.


PS51 Holiday Market

VENDORS WANTED: PS51 PTA is looking for locals who make crafts or unique gifts. The holiday market is on Saturday, December 2 from 10am to 4pm. The cost is $40 per table. For more details email

Look up above the intersection of 11th Avenue and W51st Street and you’ll spot a familiar face and his canine buddy smiling down from the billboard. Ron Perlman, best known for roles in Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy, and his beloved rescue dog, Harrington, want to share an important message — “Don’t Buy Dogs.” Read more…

Ron Perlman Dog Peta Advert

What we’ve been reading

The City Comptroller is not impressed by Citi Bike service. (New York Times)

It’s hard to read this story of a young NYC mom who passed this weekend — but this is the best “non-tabloid” version we could share. RIP Casey. (Good Good Good)

New York is chasing Pepsi for litter and pollution. (The Hill)

New-York Historical Society book dump sparks a local rescue mission. (West Side Rag)

Ever wondered what happened to New York’s old automats? Wonder no more… (Atlas Obscura)

Freeze Frame

Parking Garage

The first Amtrak train since Sunday ran at a reduced speed under the shuttered W51st Street parking garage early this morning. We asked for an update for locals who have their vehicles locked underground — and a Department of Building’s spokesperson told us: “The timeline from the site’s contractors would allow for cars to be safely removed from the garage early next week.”

Happy birthday to Holly-Anne Devlin, Sabrina Reveron and Jayce Shane.