Good morning and welcome back after the long weekend. We hope that you managed to snag Monday off too. The weather this week is getting strange, it’s hitting nearly 80 degrees on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Hell’s Kitchen shopkeepers Matt Fox and Enrique Crame III have now become neighbors after taking over the store next door on W49th Street for a new range of vintage clothes and accessories. Welcome, Fine and Dandy Throwback to the neighborhood.

Now’s your time to have your say in the New York City budgeting process. Manhattan Community Board 4’s Budget Task Force is getting community input on what are the three most pressing issues facing our neighborhood (and any specific requests or suggestions). Take the survey here…


What we’ve been reading

Parking tickets are a sour point for this New York milkman. (New York Post)

Homeland Security will be carrying out tests around airborne terrorism threats on the subway later this month. (New York Daily News)

Road closures around Rockefeller Center for the holidays could herald in permanent pedestrian areas. (NY1)

Why pandemic decluttering has been a boon to thrift shops. (New York Times)

The photography of Jacob Riis in the slums of New York. (BBC History Magazine)

Freeze Frame

You’ll have to curtail your skateboarding and rollerblading for a while — Pier 76 will be closed until October 22 for the New York City Wine & Food Festival.

Happy birthday to Sarah Brown.