Good morning and happy Friday! It’s going to be a cloudy day, leading to a rainy weekend. We still have two pairs of tickets available to readers for the W42ST Best of Awards this evening at Intrepid Museum. Hit reply if you can make it tonight — and we’ll enter you in the final sweepstake. You’ll get an invitation by midday today if you are lucky…

After seven years, Trevor Noah is saying goodbye to The Daily Show – and his Hell’s Kitchen audience was the first to know. Read more…

Trevor Noah Farewell Daily Show


Times Square is for families! Discover the area’s most kid-friendly attractions, family-style restaurants, immersive shops, free outdoor events, and theater for young audiences. Explore the Times Square Family Fun Guide at

A migrant intake center has opened at the American Red Cross HQ in Hell’s Kitchen. Locals say the plan is largely underfunded, unfinished and will diminish neighborhood resources. Read more…

Red Cross Hell's Kitchen

What we’ve been reading

A buyback program for syringes is being considered in the city. (Gothamist)

Michelin has selected 125 New York restaurants as Bib Gourmands, with 18 joining the list for the first time. (Eater)

Landlords who keep storefronts empty are under increasing pressure from the city. (The Real Deal)

The story behind the tragic death of Cheslie Kryst on W42nd Street. (New York Times)

It has started to feel as if the only new blood on any NYC block is “a Blank Street Coffee or a place to buy weed”. (Curbed)

New York street vendors are angry about a long delay and a broken process for receiving promised new permits. (THE CITY)

Freeze Frame

Meet Hanunah! He can often be seen on #TurtleThursdays on W54th Street walking with Jerone Hsu from Prime Produce coop… it’s also a good opportunity to try Cafe 424!

Meet Hanunah! He can often be seen on #TurtleThursdays on W54th Street walking with Jerone Hsu from Prime Produce coop. If you pop by to see Hanunah, it’s also a great opportunity to try the Jamaican cuisine at Cafe 424!