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Good morning and happy Thursday. It will be another lovely day with the highest temperatures of the week (62 degrees)! There is the chance of some light showers, but hopefully the refreshing type!

From restrooms to tree beds, the chance to vote for $1 million in funding to West Side projects is back once more — and early voting begins tomorrow for the participatory budgeting process. Read more…

Oasis Community Garden


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Vivvi provides exceptional early education for children ages 0-5, with rolling admissions and full day schedules. Join an open house to learn more about our Midtown West campus, located in Silver Towers. Learn more…

Born and raised in Hawaii, Mary Jane Livingston has lived in New York for eight years and uses her dentistry training for charity work abroad. Read Mary Jane’s West Side Story…

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What we’ve been reading

Mayor floats idea of bedrooms without windows to ease conversion of offices to apartments. (Gothamist)

Why do millions of dollars keep being paid out for NYPD misconduct? (ProPublica)

Amtrak trains to Montreal will be rumbling under Hell’s Kitchen again from April. (Montreal Gazette)

Governor plans to weed out illegal smoke shops with a new law. (New York Post)

New Yorkers talk about how much they pay for rent vs how much they earn. (Buzzfeed)

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HK Park

The renovations of Hell’s Kitchen Park are underway (including a brand-new pickleball court). Thanks to Deborah Gaffaney for this picture of the ongoing work.

Happy birthday to Rick Campanella.