Happy Wednesday. We’re loving the drama of the summer storms every afternoon. How about you?

Hell’s Kitchen’s pandemic pups will soon have a new place to meet their pals while their owners enjoy breakfast, dinner, brunch, lunch, cocktails and even a nightcap. Upper East Side doggy dining favorite Barking Dog is coming to World Wide Plaza. More here…

In other hot news, W42ST’s Best of Award winner Empanada Mama is back to serving the neighborhood (and your late-night cravings) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Woot woot!


What we’ve been reading

Manhattan office vacancies reach a new high. (Crain’s)

NYPD search for suspect after 66-year-old man beaten at W42nd St & 8th Ave bus stop. (CBS)

Where did you go for your post-vaccination dinner treat? (Grub Street)

The city is hiring the homeless to clean up graffiti. (Eyewitness News)

Check out New York’s floating swimming pool in the East River. (TimeOut)

Freeze Frame

Thanks to Chris Coffey for this timelapse of the storm heading into the city yesterday from New Jersey. “Can’t love summer storms more,” he said.

Happy Birthday to Jenny Troyer and Kevin O’Brien!