Happy Friday. It’s going to be a really beautiful day. We’re popping into the 80s again with very little humidity and a lovely breeze. Enjoy…

New York City is again looking for a company to run its ferry service — and wants the winner of the next contract to contribute more revenue rather than receive millions of dollars in subsidies to keep the service afloat. Read more…

NYC Ferry Staten Island

In the meantime, if you are thinking of a weekend trip on the river — remember that there’s a free ferry from the Midtown Terminal to Red Hook (courtesy of IKEA) and a ferry to Staten Island for $2.75 each way.

In other transportation news… Your Uber app is no longer dominated by a fleet of black Toyota Camrys — the platform has officially begun to offer New Yorkers yellow taxi cab rides as part of its services. Read more…

Taxi Ride New York

What we’ve been reading

There’s been a 69% increase in food pantry visits during the pandemic. (NY1)

New York Fashion Week pushes for more sustainable transportation choices this year. (WWD)

NYPD has an office in Singapore — who knew? (Viewing NYC)

New York City slows down because local government agencies cannot fill thousands of vacancies. (THE CITY)

The Dogs of Hell’s Kitchen take the lead in this lovely little article. (Fordham Observer)

Freeze Frame

Empire State Building Moon Queen Gary Hershorn

New York paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II last night with the Empire State Building lit in purple to mark her death. Thanks to Gary Hershorn for his picture taken as the almost full Harvest Moon rose over the city.

Remember to vote in the W42ST Best of Awards 2022 — sponsored by Wells Fargo and supported by Intrepid Museum and the Durst Organization. Vote here…

W42ST Best of Awards 2022