Good morning and happy Friday. We start the day with a little cloud, the sun will then beat down on us to get us up to the mid-80s — and then we’ll end the day with a bit more cloud and the chance of rain. And that’s going to be pretty much the story for the next few days.

There’s good news for Hell’s Kitchen’s caffeine fiends looking for a good value cup of Joe on 9th Avenue — Matto Espresso has expanded into the neighborhood. Read more…

Jonathan Brenner Matto Espresso

New Yorker Damon Webster returned to his home city 10 years ago and settled into Hell’s Kitchen. “The neighborhood that was a ‘never go’ when I was a kid has become a solid home,” says the advertising executive, photographer and podcaster. Read Damon’s West Side Story…

What we’ve been reading

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The Hudson River Gateway project could finally be going ahead. (New York Times💰)

Food delivery worker minimum wage legislation is being challenged by GrubHub, Doordash and Uber. (CNN)

Police arrested a CVS employee after a man was stabbed to death inside the store on Broadway near W49th Street on Thursday. (CBS)

New York’s outdoor dining faces a legal threat again. (Streetsblog)

This Hell’s Kitchen comedian might swipe right on newly-single Bill de Blasio. (New York Post)

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Sacco Pizza Italian Deputy

Thanks to the team at Sacco Pizza on 9th Avenue for sharing this picture of Deputy Christian DiSanzo (second left) from Italy stopping by the pizzeria. “It was an honor,” they said on Instagram.

Happy birthday to Jason Wise, Jerry Melo and Stephen Field.