Good morning and welcome to Summer Fridays! As we press send today on the newsletter, we will be preparing for a deluge of out-of-office messages from those lucky (and deserving) readers taking a long weekend. The weather is set to be warm and not too humid. Yayyyy!
Already merged Seamless and Grubhub delivery platforms have now joined forces with Amazon in what is becoming a towering home delivery monolith, putting profits from that impulsive late-night pizza order into Jeff Bezos’s pocket. We have reaction to the news from a couple of Hell’s Kitchen eatery owners. Read more…
Kids under 12 go free on NY Waterway ferries this summer — and there are other fun ways to explore the river from the West Side piers. Read more…
What we’ve been reading
With hurricane season coming, nothing has changed for New York’s basement residents. (Gothamist)
Check out the Chelsea Hotel’s new lobby bar. (WWD)
Has your apartment got space for a 76-million-year-old dinosaur? Hurry, you might be able to buy it… (TimeOut)
Get up close and personal with bugs in a new exhibit at AMNH. (NY1)
Is there a recipe you’d choose to have on your gravestone? It’s a thing… (New York Times)
We’ve all got used to the weed trucks parked around town, but this slow-rolling bus with a roof full of people heading along 11th Avenue caught our eye yesterday afternoon. It turned left onto W46th Street. Do you know where it ended up?
Happy birthday to Louise Newsome.