Good morning and happy Tuesday. Much as we tried, we didn’t manage to dodge the showers yesterday — they were random and heavy! Today, we head into a seven-day heatwave with temperatures heading north of 90 degrees every day. Keep cool…

No HOT soup for us — New York lunch stalwart Hale and Hearty has closed all of its NYC stores, with no word on if or when it would reopen. Read more…

Hale and Hearty 8th Avenue


Success Academy Charter Schools invite W42ST readers to a family-friendly art lab at the Rubin Museum of Art. Register today…

Aerialists, contortionists, magicians, naked straight-jacket escape artists, wax play — a distinctly downtown parade of performance debauchery comes to Midtown at the newly opened Rose Room, a speakeasy, cabaret and club discreetly hidden behind the blackbox theaters of the Producers Club. Read more…

Rafael Dom (Acro Boylesque) The Rose Room

What we’ve been reading

Governor and Mayor agree a financing deal for Penn Station. (NY1)

US Rep Mondaire Jones returns campaign funds raised at The Q. (New York Post)

Manhattan Neighborhood Network is heading south in Hell’s Kitchen. (New York Yimby)

Grocery basket inflation is up to 11% in New York. (Bloomberg)

How hundreds of dancing feet tapped it out in Times Square. (All Arts)

Freeze Frame

As is running club

As the rain started to come down on 10th Avenue last night, we spotted the As Is Run Club heading up to Central Park. They meet at beer bar As Is on the corner of W50th Street at 6:30pm every Monday “rain or shine” with five and eight-mile options, bag drop and beer specials!

Happy birthday to Emma Atkins and Ric Owens.