Good morning and happy Tuesday. We hope you were able to enjoy the long weekend — and well done to the 30+ volunteers who turned up to the Litter Legion’s MLK Jr Day event, collecting 306 lbs of trash. We’re doing a round-up this month of volunteer opportunities around Hell’s Kitchen. Hit reply if you have any favorite places to give your time for good!

Trevor Noah’s face no longer adorns its 11th Avenue billboard, but tonight The Daily Show returns to Hell’s Kitchen — with a roster of celebrity hosts heading to the neighborhood. Read more…


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The north wing of the Port Authority Bus Terminal has become an informal help center for migrants hosted by volunteers from Team TLC. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

How much rent should you pay when the gas goes out? The tenants decided nothing, the landlord wants something — now a judge will decide. (The Real Deal)

Working to help the homeless on New York’s subways. (The Guardian)

“Nepo Baby” accusations have emerged over casting at Little Shop of Horrors on W43rd St. (Newsweek)

A year on from Michelle Go’s subway death, her father speaks out. (New York Times)

Cosmic Diner dishes out $400k after falsely accusing waitress. (New York Post)

Freeze Frame

The neighborhood is full of posters trying to find Jordan Taylor who went missing on January 6. Yesterday, PIX11 reported that his phone had been found on W47th Street. We will report further as this story develops.

Happy birthday to Gwyneth Leech, Erin Reifler, Rob Hartsell and Elizabeth Foster.