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Happy Tuesday. Say good morning to the sunshine and prepare to be a little hot out there today as the humidity returns.

No longer just a concrete jungle where dreams are made of — Times Square roars to life as a new augmented reality exhibition brings the great outdoors to the Crossroads of the World in a virtual summer safari. Read more…

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Crispy, crunch Detroit-style pizza makes its way to Midtown as popular eatery Emmy Squared prepares to open a new location in Hell’s Kitchen — taking over the spot vacated by Patzeria Family and Friends during the pandemic. Read more…

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What we’ve been reading

Have you managed to pick up a print copy of the New York Times lately? (Curbed)

Keep your eyes peeled for humpbacks — they’re coming nearer to the city. (Gotham Whale)

Activists and pols present a four-year roadmap to “ending homelessness as we know it.” (Gotham Gazette)

Renters who got COVID discounts are facing sky-high renewal increases from landlords. (New York Times)

If you are itching for a crypto, blockchain or NFT shopping experience, there’s now Solana at Hudson Yards! (Fortune)

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NYCHA Housing Christmas Tree Harborview Terrace Management Office

It’s now August — but at New York City Housing Authority’s Harborview Terrace Management Office on W55th Street there’s still a Christmas tree up. It’s worth remembering as we talk about New York’s homeless what a dreadful job that the City does even when it provides accommodation. There are 535,000 New Yorkers housed by NYCHA. The organization is on the New York City Comptroller’s “watchlist” with an estimated backlog of $40 billion in capital repairs. Read more about New York’s worst landlord…

Happy birthday to Amber Peri Beauchamp and Howard Miller.