Good morning and happy Thursday. We’ve got excessive heat warnings for the next few days. Today it will hit 96 degrees in the afternoon and feel like 100. The air quality is poor too. So stay indoors if you can.

Yesterday was a very busy news day. From hopping on a Citi Bike at 7:30am to photograph the crane fire to the end of the Community Board meeting at 9pm was a marathon. Thanks to colleague Sandra Mangan for helping with the live coverage and to our new reporter, Ariel Pacheco, who attended his first Community Board meeting.

Most residents are now back in their homes after the crane fire above 10th Avenue yesterday. However, the YOTEL remains closed and officials are trying to rehouse 120 youths at Covenant House. The Borough President reported last night that a new crane, higher than the burnt-out one, will need to be constructed alongside the site to lift it down. Read more…

Crane Collapse FDNY

The Community Board has rejected a proposal to make part of W45th Street “Rosie’s Theater Kids Way” — telling the non-profit to come back when they celebrate their 50th anniversary. Read more…

Rosie's Theater Kids

What we’ve been reading

The press and public could soon be blocked from listening in to NYPD radio transmissions. (amNY)

Worker injured at controversial 8th Avenue amusement ride skyscraper construction site. (Patch)

There’s a new wing at the Hudson River Museum. (All Arts)

What to do when your apartment is too hot. (THE CITY)

Why all the supertalls are on W57th Street — the history goes back to 1811. (Architectural Digest)

Freeze Frame

Finally, thank you so much to our readers who became citizen journalists yesterday. From the amazing video of the crane fall by reader Jimmy Farrington to the work of Ryan Brodsky, Bryan Ware, Danny Sayegh, Michael William G, Jeannie, Brian Suk, Catie Savage, Richard Moore and so many others — you had this covered for your Hell’s Kitchen neighbors. You’re the best!

Happy birthday to Kenn Lubin and Kori Frederick.