Good morning and happy Friday. The weather couldn’t be nicer for Memorial Day weekend. Sunshine through Sunday in the mid-70s and even if there are a few clouds on Monday, it’s compensated with a high of 80 degrees! Bring it on…

I walked down the new “super sidewalk” on 9th Avenue yesterday afternoon to take pictures for our feature story today. It was idyllic… Just what the planners had hoped for and imagined!

super sidewalk without bikes

Then this happened…

super sidewalk with bikes

If you’ve also walked down 9th Avenue recently, you may have been joined by some unwelcome companions — bicycles, e-bikes and motorized scooters, often traveling in the opposite direction to the traffic. Read our report...

Co-Artistic Director of MCC Theater, Bernie Telsey has lived in Hell’s Kitchen since 1980 — “It’s in the middle of everything,” he says. Read Bernie’s West Side Story…

Bernie Telsey in Hell's Kitchen

What we’ve been reading

* Stories that might be behind a paywall are marked with a 💰

This real estate titan has an idea to sort out NYC’s public housing woes. (Commercial Observer)

MTA is proposing a price hike to $2.90. (PIX11)

Cannabis street vendors are having a high time in NYC. (amNY)

“Distracted Police” — a 132-page photo book of cops on their phones produced for the Mayor. (Hell Gate💰)

If you want a printed boarding card for your flight, be ready to pay $25. (WSJ)

Freeze Frame

Patsy's Fleet Week

Fleet Week came to Patsy’s Italian Restaurant on W56th Street yesterday afternoon! Chef Sal Scognamillo welcomed crew from USS Wasp and Italy’s ITS Virginio Fasan into his kitchen to share some recipes and tips.

Happy birthday to Tayler MacMillan, Gregory Driscoll and Andy Kropa.