Good morning and happy Tuesday. The month is starting with some beautiful weather. Temperatures over the next few days will peak in the low-80s and drop to the mid-60s overnight. Just a little cloud this afternoon. Bring it on, August…

This neighborhood girl is on fire! Tickets to Grammy Award-winning artist and former Manhattan Plaza resident Alicia Keys’ semi-autobiographical musical, Hell’s Kitchen, go on sale today at noon. Read more…

Alicia Keys Manhattan Plaza

A Monday morning OMNY glitch temporarily increased bus and subway rides to $2.90. Riders are promised refunds. Read more…

OMNY Fare Rides

What we’ve been reading

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

Legal weed sales in New York exceed targets. (Gothamist)

Is it just raindrops that keep falling on your head in the subway… or something not so nice? (Curbed💰)

Is it worth even pressing that crosswalk button? (PIX11)

MTA set to battle fare evasion with the Four Es – Equity, Education, Environment and Enforcement. (amNY)

Happy August! Here are some art installations to check out around the city this month. (Untapped Cities)

Freeze Frame

Diva & Zee's Lemonade Stand

Thanks to Catie Savage for sharing this picture of Diva and Zee’s entrepreneurial endeavors at the corner of W53rd St and 10th Ave on Sunday afternoon. “The strawberry lemonade was delicious — and the handmade jewelry cute,” reported Catie. That corner has some good pedigree for success!

Bruce Springstein 10th Ave

We recommend exploring the story of Bruce Springsteen on 10th Avenue via PopSpots by Bob Egan. It’s a rabbit hole worth going down!

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