Good morning and happy humpday. We’re glad that we’ve put that rainy Tuesday behind us — it was just no way to start the week after that wonderful Labor Day weekend. Onward with a cloudy Wednesday…

In a move that could render the guilty-coffee-shop-granola-bar-purchase obsolete, a new app finds the city’s private bathrooms for public use. Read more…


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A chance meeting on a bus led filmmaker, actor and writer Cristina Doikos to live in Hell’s Kitchen. She shares her loves, hates and memories of the neighborhood she proudly calls home — and talks about her new short film project, Displaced, which she hopes “will reignite the conversation about the injustices in our immigration system.” Read more…

What we’ve been reading

COVID has seen off school snow days — you’ll still have to school at home in those blizzards! (amNY)

Bus and subway fare evasion has become so nonchalant because there’s no enforcement. (New York Daily News)

The DA is seizing “looted art” from The Met. (Bloomberg)

Here’s a list of congestion charging misconceptions, according to one reporter. (Gothamist)

Dîner en Blanc returns to New York and celebrates its 10th Anniversary. (Untapped Cities)

Freeze Frame

Chef Paul Denamiel from Le Rivage on Restaurant Row posted this tribute to his father on Instagram yesterday. “Au revoir Marcel. As most of you know my father passed away on the 18th of August. Marcel lived his life on his terms. He believed in hard work, discipline and respect for one’s craft. His greatest accomplishments were his grandchildren, his son and the respect of his peers, in that order. Marcel’s mark on the city of New York has been and will remain a source of inspiration and a reflection of the American dream so many aspire to. It is already difficult to contend with all the people he touched. I will miss him very much,” said Paul. May he rest in peace.


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