Happy Wednesday. It’s starting off nice today, but we’ve got to warn you that humidity will be creeping back in from this afternoon. Tomorrow, we’re back to a sweaty New York summer…

City officials are clambering to find space for displaced MTA buses after a West Side depot’s roof was said to be “a cave-in hazard”. W42ST visited the site to check out the cracks. Read more…

The Roof of the Michael Quill Bus Depot


Looking to address the urgent need for permanent, supportive housing in Midtown and beyond, Mayor Eric Adams, homeless outreach nonprofit Breaking Ground and the Partnership for New York City — a collection of over 60 Big Apple-based corporations — announced the launch of the Homeless Assistance Fund yesterday. Read more…

Homeless Assistance Mayor Eric Adams

What we’ve been reading

Monkeypox cases in New York rise as the struggle for vaccinations continues. (The Guardian)

Do you want safer bike lanes? There’s a webinar for that (and it’s in California)… (Streetsblog)

More details of the background to the Q Club lawsuit. (NPR)

The MTA will be improving wi-fi and cellphone connections in the subway — but it will cost $1bn and take 10 years. (CBS)

“People are innately intrigued by heights and the chance of falling” — try one of these high-rise capers. (Fast Company)

Freeze Frame

Sunset VIA 57 Wsst

Thank you to Nelson Christopher Ala for this stunning view of last night’s sunset from his apartment at VIA 57 West. Nelson knows the building well. Just before the pandemic, he published a coffee table book documenting the Bjarke Ingels-designed landmark from every angle.

Happy birthday to Kenn Lubin and Kori Frederick.