Good morning and happy Monday. The mid-70-degree weather continues for another day. The sunshine is a great start to the week, and although it will drop to the 60s tomorrow — by Friday, we will be hitting the 80s! Woot woot…

The 19 cannon shots heard by Hell’s Kitchen residents on Saturday morning were not for the Coronation of King Charles III — they were for the commissioning of USS Cooperstown at Pier 88. Read more…

USS Cooperstown Growler

Award-winning composer/lyricist and professional pianist Seth Bisen-Hersh definitely feels in tune with Hell’s Kitchen — “I love the energy on the streets,” he says. His current project is a short film about his grandmother’s Holocaust experience. Read Seth’s West Side Story…

Seth Bisen-Hersh Hell's Kitchen

What we’ve been reading

* Stories that might be behind a paywall are marked with a 💰

Floors of a Times Square parking garage have been closed as inspections continue after deadly collapse downtown. (NBC)

City might need to put up tents in Central Park to house migrants. (CBS)

New York’s landlords had almost 94 million square feet of office space available in April. (Crain’s💰)

NYC pension fund lost $30m in the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. (New York Post)

Old-school flip phones are becoming popular with the younger generation. (WSJ)

Freeze Frame

Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor Annual Report

With a push from Governor Phil Murphy, the agency that policed New York Harbor’s docks is dying. A history of union corruption, the mob, exorbitant salaries, and a lack of diversity remains. Read more…

Happy birthday to Linda Porto, Laura Mae and Tamora Rush-Kellett.