Good morning. The fog has started to lift on this Thursday morning — and the sun’s peeping out. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security as showers and storms are expected!

It was sad to hear the news from Bruce Willis’s family yesterday that the actor has been experiencing health issues. We look back at his early days living and bartending in Hell’s Kitchen on his way to Hollywood fame. Read more…

As a fourth COVID-19 vaccine booster dose is approved by the CDC for immunocompromised Americans and the over 50s, cases are once again rising to early Omicron levels in the city and across Hell’s Kitchen. We check out the figures by zip code and talk to a local doctor. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

As hundreds of New York’s homeless are cleared from encampments, only 5 have accepted shelter. (Gothamist)

How easy is it for those with disabilities to navigate New York? (Al Jazeera)

New York’s tourism is back — but we are still missing China’s big spenders. (New York Times)

Shocking beating and robbery at McDonald’s near Penn Station. (NBC)

We’re so lucky to have food critic Ryan Sutton advocating for the neighborhood — and he’s selected some great Hell’s Kitchen favorites. (Eater)

Freeze Frame

It’s a cat’s life! We recommend following @gothamwestkitty on Instagram which shows the pictures of photographer Gigi Stoll documenting the New York life of Lina Simone, a Calico rescue kitty who was “originally found dragging my broken hip in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, lived in a small cage for a year, now life = love in NYC.”