Good morning and happy Monday. Sunny and 76 degrees today — and the week is looking pretty settled. We’re looking forward to the 9th Avenue Food Festival next weekend, where there might be a chance of showers. Enjoy the week…

New York’s finest farm ingredients find their way to the table at classic burger joint Creamline, Hell’s Kitchen’s newest arrival! Read more…

burger shake and sandwich at creamline

Lawyer-turned-social media manager Wesley Pedroso moved from Brazil to Hell’s Kitchen in 2019 and has fallen for the neighborhood —“I love the sense of community and the local businesses,” he says. Read Wesley’s West Side Story…

Wesley Pedroso

What we’ve been reading

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

NYC council plans to introduce housing growth targets for neighborhoods. (Crain’s💰)

Manhattan has its own ants that are arguably a breed all their own. (The Rainforest Site)

The shuttered Roosevelt Hotel is to be reopened as a migrant reception center. (Eyewitness News)

Hammecher Schlemmer closes its NYC store after 175 years in the city. (Manhattan Sideways)

Succession fans can drink and dine along with the stars with this location guide… (Daily Mail)

Freeze Frame

Sky Cross Hell's Kitchen Alena Artemyeva

Thanks to Nikolay Pokrovskiy for sharing this picture taken by his wife, Alena Artemyeva, of the “sky cross” over Hell’s Kitchen yesterday afternoon.

Happy birthday to Erica Gruen, Thom Storr and David Boyle.