Good morning and happy Tuesday. The good news is that it will be dry at the start of the day. However, by early evening, the heavy rains will start and continue through Wednesday. The New York City Emergency Management Department has issued a travel advisory anticipating wet and windy weather conditions. Accompanying the rainfall, wind gusts are expected to reach 30 to 40 mph citywide. It should get dry by the end of tomorrow morning — but we’ll still have strong winds through Thanksgiving.
Frankie’s Pub, a vibrant LGBTQIA+ bar located on 10th Avenue, closed its doors last night, just months after its grand opening in June. Read more…
After a prolonged legal battle, tenants at 410 W46th Street who have lived in unsafe conditions for years now have something to celebrate. On November 8, a housing court judge ruled that the situation at the Hell’s Kitchen building was dangerous to its tenants’ “life, health, and safety” — opening the doors for the Housing Preservation Department to appoint a special administrator to perform much-needed repairs and renovations. Read more…
What we’ve been reading
The first man is sentenced in relation to the deaths of Julio Ramirez and John Umberger — but who else is out there? (NBC)
Your Citizen App alerts might become a thing of the past if NYPD encrypts its communications — and journalists will lose out too. (NY1)
K5 — the NYPD’s new Midtown patrol robot — is on patrol after midnight at Times Square subway station. (amNY)
Has New York’s office rental market become this desperate…? (The Messenger)
Here’s a list close to our heart… where you can still buy magazines in NYC! (Washington Square News)
Thanks to Frédéric Lère for this wonderful illustration of Echoes – A Voice from Unchartered Waters by Mathias Gmachl. The whale, which took up residency on Broadway this fall, is now heading across the Atlantic to be displayed in Vienna and Lugano.
Happy birthday to Laura McGill.