Good morning and happy Thursday. We’re going to have a day filled with rain showers — but the good news is that Friday, Saturday and Sunday are looking fabulous!

This weekend, Hell’s Kitchen and Hudson Yards can claim to be the art and soul of New York City! The Armory Show debuts at the Javits Center today — and there’s a new outdoor art installation at Bella Abzug Park too. More here…

New York’s Strongest — aka the Department of Sanitation — worked through Labor Day weekend to clear up 8,000 tons of storm debris. In contrast, this often forgotten group of heroes processed about 1.4 million tons of material in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago. Approximately 100 DSNY personnel have died of health conditions related to their service. More here…

Back in July, the PR team at The McKittrick Hotel hit our inbox with what they described as “our most exciting announcement yet!” — that Sleep No More would welcome new audiences starting October 4, 2021. Now, they have put the show back into hibernation and pushed reopening to Valentine’s Day 2022. More here…


Mark Fisher Fitness is offering two free workouts at NYC’s friendliest, quirkiest gym! Click here…

What we’ve been reading

New York City’s Lifeguard Corps has questions to answer — and they are a matter of life or death. (Intelligencer)

If you’ve never met your colleagues, does that count as working at a company? (New York Times)

The owner of 9th Avenue Afghan restaurant Ariana has been reunited with his wife and children — evacuated from Kabul. (Patch)

New York City’s rat population took a hit during Ida. (Gothamist)

Hamilton is back — and so is the #Ham4Ham $10 lottery! (All Arts)

Freeze Frame

Hell’s Kitchen Park was taken over by Law & Order: SVU yesterday. We caught this moment during our lunchtime walk. Even though Kelli Giddish can be seen wielding a gun, locals were reassured by the film crew’s signage.