Good morning and happy humpday. What about those storms last night!? The weather is just crazy at the moment. Thanks to all those who tagged #W42ST in their images, it was hard to select just three for our Instagram feed.

Climate change is driving another heatwave advisory — and it’s important to take care of those pandemic pups in the rising temperatures. Climate Central reports that when the air temperature reaches 77°F, asphalt surfaces can reach 125°F. That’s enough to burn human skin and is dangerous for the unprotected paws of your pet. As air temperatures rise, pavement gets much hotter in the sunlight. At 86°F, the surface temperature jumps to 135°F. At 87°F, only one degree more, the asphalt temperature rises to 143°F.  Read more…

From Monday, August 23, NYC Ferry is starting a service from Hell’s Kitchen to Staten Island. The service expands the options for locals who want to use the ferry to commute or explore the 5 boroughs. Last month we reported on the NY Waterway weekend service sponsored by IKEA to let shoppers visit Red Hook in Brooklyn for free at weekends. Ride details here…

What we’ve been reading

Curtis Sliwa was at Pier 76 yesterday — removing Andrew Cuomo’s name and replacing it with Kathy Hochul. (Fortune)

What does the Infrastructure Bill mean for NYC? (NY1)

The New York Times has learned a new word for an article about absurdist posts. (AV Club)

How to do streetside dining right in New York. (Streetsblog)

Broadway drops the curtain on sharing ticket sales for shows this season. (Broadway News)

Freeze Frame

Thanks to Tim Lizzo for sharing this image looking uptown from the CBS SkyCam at One World Trade Center yesterday.

Happy Birthday to Liz Pryce Davies.