Good morning and happy Wednesday. Day two of August is looking just as nice as day one. There will still be a few clouds in the skies — and this evening you can take a look at the huge sturgeon moon up above. Have a great day…

Almost three weeks ago, The Dwelling Place — a Hell’s Kitchen-based shelter for victims of domestic violence — announced it was closing its doors for good. Yet women are still living there… and fighting to stay. Read more…

The Dwelling Place


Animal Care Centers of NYC cites ‘critical capacity issues’ as it grapples with a surge in people giving up pets, many due to financial pressures. Read more…

Cat shelter New York

What we’ve been reading

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

Trevor Noah’s Hell’s Kitchen penthouse has finally sold — and it looks like he had to take a 12% haircut to get the deal. (6sqft)

Rats won’t be getting free food if restaurants and grocery stores lock up their garbage — or that’s the theory… (CBS)

Behind the scenes of NY1’s coverage of last week’s crane fire and collapse. (NY1)

Sardi’s legendary bartender, Joe Petrsoric, retires. (New York Times💰)

Police recovered the body of a 56-year-old man from the Hudson River near W66th Street in Riverside Park. (W42ST)

Freeze Frame

National Night Out Against Crime

It was the National Night Out Against Crime yesterday, and we popped by to see the activities of NYPD mixing with neighbors in Hell’s Kitchen. This pickup game of basketball was at PS111 with cops from Midtown North Precinct.

Happy birthday to Howard Miller and Amber Peri Beauchamp.