Good morning and hello to a hazy and hot Thursday. Getting up to 93° this afternoon and with the humidity, it’s going to be feeling like nearly 100° — keep cool!

We watched (and rewatched) the viral video of a collision between an NYPD police motorcyclist and stunt cyclists at Times Square. It raises so many questions about the legality of what happens on New York’s streets. More here…

Just around the corner, we took a ride on the popup Ferris wheel last night. It was fun to get a different perspective on the crossroads of the world. Video here…


Dance to all the hits that shaped NYC club culture — Funk & Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop, House, Latin + more, all spun on vinyl. Details here…

What we’ve been reading

Nurses are feeling tired, angry and hopeless. (New York Times)

Margaritaville in Times Square is not a hit with this critic. (New York Post)

Warby Parker sets its sights on going public. (Crain’s)

New York is the best place to visit with kids in the United States. (TimeOut)

Paying tribute to tennis greats and champions for equality, Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe. (New York Public Library)

Freeze Frame

It’s International Dog Day — and Baker knows how to keep keep cool in a heatwave. “My two biggest fans,” says Scott on Instagram.

Happy birthday to Garret Corcoran and Lindsey Caplan.