Good morning and happy Friday. Today is going to continue pretty much as it started, rainy! There may be some respite by the afternoon. However, the weekend is looking fabulous! Yippee…

It has spent almost 60 years in Hell’s Kitchen, but now New Dramatists is looking for a buyer for its home — the “Church of the Playwright”. Read more…

New Dramatists W44th St

The Department of Sanitation has pulled the plug on a containerized waste collection program — months earlier than initially intended in Hell’s Kitchen. Read more…

Trash Containers W45th St

What we’ve been reading

How the Brits view the size of New York apartments through the lens of TikTok. (The Poke)

Wildfire smoke days in NYC were no worse than bad pollen. (New York Post)

The guy who brought New Yorkers Eater and Resy is launching… Blackbird! (Grub Street)

Cannabis taxes for New York fall short. (Bloomberg Tax)

Great news for fans of Bryant Park’s free yoga sessions! (SecretNYC)

Freeze Frame

4:30am Hell's Kitchen

Thanks to Thomas Piercy for this photo of Hell’s Kitchen at 4:30am this morning. Our favorite local clarinetist is back in his New York home after his world travels and was up early to practice — or, as he says: “Ready and excited to work on the next group of new little black dots.”

Happy birthday to Danny Sayegh and Patrick J Hamilton.