Happy Wednesday! We’ve got some sunshine until lunchtime — and then we revert to clouds for the rest of the day. Tomorrow and Friday take your umbrella with you — it’s going to rain!

Nearly two-thirds of our readers want restrictions on Airbnb — but many oppose the new Local Law 18 that could effectively ban short-term rentals on Airbnb and VRBO in the city, a W42ST survey has revealed. Thanks to all those who took part. Read more…


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Governor Hochul laid out proposals in her State of the State speech last night geared to building 800,000 new homes over the next 10 years, most of them in New York City. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

New York Democrats are losing Asian American votes over public safety concerns. (New York Times)

Rush hour chaos at Times Square subway station after fire and suspicious device scare. (NBC)

Hell’s Kitchen fitness model sentenced to eight years behind bars for stab attack on roommate. (New York Post)

Could gas stoves be poisoning New Yorkers in their apartments? (Curbed)

Looking back on the bright lights and bonfires of NYC 1991. (The Guardian)

Freeze Frame

Thanks to Paul Thom (alias @plantmepaul) for this picture. He loves “these sunny winter mornings” as much as we do. “Now, before you all drag me to filth for these filthy windows, I spoke to my landlord and he said he’d clean them. They’re dirty on the OUTSIDE and obviously these aren’t regular windows so they need to be professionally done. BUT, in other news, the plants are all right,” he said on Instagram.

Happy birthday to Graeme Hayden at Jasper’s Taphouse!


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