Good morning and happy Friday. We’re waking up to rain and temperatures in the mid-50s, but from 2pm the heat comes off, and we will slide into the low 30s for the weekend. Layer up…

The “Are Gas Stoves the New Cigarettes?” debate over a potential ban might be at boiling point, but for Hell’s Kitchen restaurant owner and chef Charlie Marshall, the prospect of a permanent gas outage is not a burning issue: he has already ditched the fossil fuel at The Marshal and believes his fellow chefs should follow suit. Read more…


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Just in time to cure your January doldrums — it’s New York City Restaurant Week 2023! Now’s the chance to try all of your favorite neighborhood spots (or that fancy joint you’re always eyeing) at prix-fixe prices that are post-holiday spending and inflation friendly. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

Counting New York’s homeless population, one person at a time. (Gothamist)

Library cuts are a concern for New Yorkers. (New York Times)

Bridge and tunnel toll evaders are having their cars seized. (New York Post)

This might sort out the MTA budget shortfalls! Subway is for sale for $10bn. (Bisnow)

The no pants subway ride has been canceled again. (PIX11)

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It’s great to see Sullivan Street Bakery on W47th Street back in full operation after the flood in November. Owner and Baker Jim Lahey is pictured “getting back into the swing of things with the morning ciabatta critique.” He said on Instagram yesterday that he was “sooooo happy to be baking again!!!!”

Happy birthday to Tom D’Angora, Joseph Linksman, Andrew Yang and Amanda Stevens.