Happy Friday! Sorry to break the news to you, but this evening’s sunset is the last at or after 7pm until March 13, 2022. However, although it’s going to be grey outside today — we can look forward to the sunniest of weekends.

We’ve got just the thing for a cloudy day — a walk below W42nd Street. Photographer Lynnette Blanche has been taking a look at artist Nick Cave’s mosaic installation stretching from Times Square to Bryant Park. Check it out…

The initial excitement of seeing a cruise liner back on the Hudson River has dulled. “To have the equivalent of a 60-story sideways skyscraper running for days in our backyard serving as a glorified night scene is horrifying and head-scratching,” says Leslie Boghosian Murphy as Virgin’s Scarlet Lady prepares to party. Read the Op-Ed here…


HYHK Alliance is hosting the Summer Fling Market at Bella Abzug Park this weekend. There will be artists and musicians at the park from midday to 5pm each day. “Come enjoy the final days of summer with us!”

What we’ve been reading

Rental renewals go through the roof as landlords claw back deep pandemic discounting. (Bloomberg)

Subway ridership is on the up — reaching nearly 3 million people on Tuesday. (amNY)

Get high on 42nd Street — check out this new observation deck at One Vanderbilt. (Gothamist)

Delivery app sues the city again — this time it’s unwilling to share customer details with restaurants. (Eater)

The pick of the all-you-can-eat restaurants — and there are a couple in Hell’s Kitchen where you can take your fill. (Secret NYC)

Freeze Frame

Thomas Mansfield captures some lovely images of New York and Hell’s Kitchen. We love this picture of a water tank construction outside his window yesterday. Did you know that any New York building over six stories needs to have a tank? They are typically constructed in less than 24 hours — and to fill them up with 10,000 gallons of water takes around 2-3 hours. They last for around 30 years — and unlike cruise ships are pretty green!

Happy birthday to Nelson Baker and Suzy Darling.