Good morning and happy Wednesday. This is not the start of summer that we really wanted, but the warmish day will still be pleasant if you can dodge the afternoon showers.

Back in May, we spotted The Waylon shuttered for a day while a film crew took over the 10th Avenue bar. The secret is out… Check out Seth Meyers and Post Malone day drinking in Hell’s Kitchen. Read more…

Seth Myers Post Malone Day Drinking The Waylon Lloyd Bishop/NBC


Our friends at THE CITY have been reporting on a couple of local issues. First up… Across the five boroughs, 107 roads and bridges are rated as poor out of the 1,477 that make up the DOT, NYSTA and MTA’s jurisdiction. So what can be done about it?

Secondly, last night a sharply divided Rent Guidelines Board voted to increase rents for the city’s nearly 1 million rent regulated apartments by 3.25% in the coming year in a decision that satisfied neither tenants nor landlords. Read more…

Tenant advocates packed into Cooper Union’s Great Hall to protest the Rent Guidelines Board’s vote

What we’ve been reading

Street vendors find the American Dream elusive. (Bronx Times)

Hometown hero Guy Bryant has fostered more than 60 NYC teens. (New York Daily News)

These dog-friendly live shows are making NYC audiences sit up and beg for more. (amNY)

Are New Yorkers ruder these days? And is the pandemic to blame? (NY1)

Broadway theaters are dropping their mask mandate from July 1. (New York Times)

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StanfordF Selfie

Thanks to @stanfordf on Instagram for this Hell’s Kitchen sunset creation simply entitled #selfieday.

Happy birthday to John Picard.