Good morning and happy Wednesday. Starting cloudy, but when the sun comes out mid-morning the air temperature will race all the way up to 64 degrees! Maybe consider a T-shirt beneath that top layer today…

The historic McGraw-Hill building on W42nd Street, known as the Art Deco Tower, is likely to pivot from being an office block to a mixed-use building containing luxury apartments on the upper floors. Read more…

McGraw Hill Art Deco Tower


New York inflation is high, while office occupancy is mired at below 50%, which one research group estimates translates to a $12 billion annual loss in economic activity. Read more…


New York principals will start meeting weekly with the NYPD to address youth violence outside of school. Education boss David Banks calls it a “state of emergency” that requires more intervention. Read more…

NYPD Patrol Schools

What we’ve been reading

Why are the city’s legal cannabis stores all in one place? (Eyewitness News)

One Jersey Shore restaurant has become “kid-free” — will any NYC eatery follow suit? (Eater)

The MTA could struggle to convince women to come back and ride the subway. (New York Times)

The British Ambassador Theatre Group is “combining operations” with Daryl Roth’s Jujamcyn Theaters. (Variety)

The history of the John Jay College building — and its owls. (Ephemeral New York)

Freeze Frame

Fine and Dandy Enrique

Thanks to Matt and Enrique at Fine & Dandy on W49th Street for signing up for another year as a Local Business Partner. They have been amazing supporters of W42ST from day one! Enrique’s “Friends in Vintage” series start again this weekend. Check out all the details at @fineanddandyarchives And if you would like to support us by becoming a Local Business Partner too… just hit reply.

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