Good morning. Straight into the news today. Large parts of Hell’s Kitchen are closed off this morning after a construction crane caught fire and fell onto 10th Avenue. The crane hit luxury building 555TEN on the way down. There are four minor injuries reported. Read more…

Crane Fire

More than 20 neighborhood not-for-profit theaters and dance companies in Hell’s Kitchen are set to benefit from over $2 million in grants via the Shubert Foundation. Read more…

Shubert Grant winners in Hell's Kitchen

What we’ve been reading

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

Lyft is considering pedaling away from its Citi Bike rideshare service. (WSJ)

Insurance companies are discriminating against landlords who accept rent vouchers. (Gothamist)

Unlicensed smoke shops are fighting back against the authorities. (Forbes💰)

New York got a bad deal when it gave developers extra room in exchange for public open space. (New York Times💰)

It seems we missed New York’s last Bodypainting Day at the weekend… (AP)

Freeze Frame

Fire Crane water

Thanks to Ryan Brodsky for sliding his iPhone out the window to take this picture from 555TEN. He couldn’t get to the rooftop swimming pool to confirm as the elevators were out, but it appears FDNY was using the highrise water to get the crane fire under control across 10th Avenue. Be safe out there today…

Happy birthday to Greg Salvatori, Damon Webster and Jefrey Bulla.