Good morning and happy Tuesday. Farewell heatwave, hello to a less sweltering summer (at least for a couple of days). Temperatures will be in the mid-80s and we will have low humidity. Woot woot…

In July 1922, anthropologist Ferdinand Shuler took his shot at imagining the New York of 2022 in American Weekly magazine. Some forecasts were spot on — others, not so much. Read more…

New York City 100 Years From Now Professor Ferdinand Shuler

The last time W42ST did a list of rooftop (and patio) bars in Hell’s Kitchen was in 2015. In that feature, sitting al fresco at the Market Diner was an option and Hudson Terrace was still open. Time to update…

Where’s your favorite local spot to grab drinks with a view? Share with us your go-to rooftop bar and you’ll be included in a sweepstake to win 5 Gallons of Beer at Scruffy Duffy’s. Enter here…

Let's Go Outside Rooftop Bars

What we’ve been reading

There’s been a second arrest in the double homicide at a Hell’s Kitchen recording studio. (Eyewitness News)

Different strokes… There’s an appeal to get more New Yorkers swimming. (New York Times)

The Central Park carriage horse dispute rumbles on. (New York Post)

People come forward to share their Hell’s Kitchen bar experiences after the Justice for Julio appeal. (PIX11)

When the UWS got new street names to “distinguish the haut-bourgeois West Side from the lower part of the city… particularly the undistinguished factories, flats and tenements of the West 30s, 40s and 50s.” (Ephemeral New York)

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De Leonardis Fish Co Amy's Bread

It’s 30 years since De Leonardis Fish Co became Amy’s Bread. W42ST’s Lifestyle Editor Sarah Beling is writing an article that will include readers’ memories about the iconic 9th Avenue store. Please email if you have a tale to tell and would like to be included.

Happy belated birthday to Shannon Romano and birthday greetings today to Greg Salvatori, Damon Webster and Jefrey Bulla.