Happy Monday. There is no snow forecast this week, but it’s going to be a cold one. Lows around 15 degrees and the warmest weather we can expect is just above 40 degrees. Brrrr…

Here’s something to warm you up! Food writer Kerry Byrne has become something of a chicken wings aficionado over the years. Now he’s putting all that knowledge to good use with the creation of his Byrne in Hell’s Kitchen Hot Wings — about to debut at McQuaid’s pub. Kerry gives us his insight into the history of wings — and his new recipe! Read more…

While the first-ever space hotel is reported to be operational from 2027 — back on planet earth, we have a problem. Over the weekend, we reported that the Mandarin Oriental sold a controlling stake for $98m. Seems like a discount deal when The Watson a few blocks away sold for an estimated $175m last April. Read more…


What we’ve been reading

Reports from Brooklyn say the Department of Sanitation did a good job on bike lane snow clearance. How was it in Hell’s Kitchen? (Streetsblog)

Looks like non-US citizens will be able to vote in NYC from next year. (Associated Press)

The Broadway League proposed to halve wages in response to COVID shutdowns. (The Daily Beast)

Former Deputy Commissioner of Homeless Services makes the case for drop-in centers on subways and in Hell’s Kitchen. (Gotham Gazette)

A lovely profile of one of the COVID testers outside Hell’s Kitchen Park. (New York Times)

Freeze Frame

Thanks to Marion Miner for this wonderful shot from Hudson River Park. “What a beautiful winter evening in New York City,” Marion said on Instagram.

Happy birthday to Mark Guay.