Happy Monday and welcome to Spring 2022. According to NY1, we had a fairly easy winter. Temperatures were almost one degree above average, the coldest temperature was 10 degrees and the snowfall was less than half the previous year.

Legendary (and subsidized) New York apartment complex Manhattan Plaza has reopened their highly-coveted, oft-lengthy waiting lists for select studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments to prospective tenants eager to stake out residence in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen. Read more…

As New York returns to some level of normalcy after 24 months of COVID-19, the streets and avenues of Hell’s Kitchen are saying goodbye to some businesses and welcoming others to the neighborhood. Here’s a brief roundup of what’s coming to town and what’s departed!

What we’ve been reading

Bounty hunters searching down idling trucks are finding rich rewards (and trouble). (New York Times)

Work is underway on Moynihan Station High Line extension. (New York Yimby)

Some novel New York City music venues to explore. (Forbes)

The Chelsea Hotel is finally back… (New York Post)

Have you been watching The Gilded Age? Check out what’s happened to the buildings over the years. (WSJ)

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Yesterday the city was full of half marathon runners again. Social media feeds were full of images, but this caught our eye from W42ST reader Diana! Well done to all those pushing through to achieve their goals!

Happy belated weekend birthdays to Bobby McGuire, Tom Zuback, Danielle Unterman, Kaitlyn Guay and Chelsey Hill. Today, happy birthday to Jack Kirk.