Good morning and happy Monday. Our unseasonal weather continues until Friday. We can expect a few daytime highs of 60 degrees this week. It will pitch back down for a day on Saturday (with overnights in the mid 20s)… but otherwise, it appears spring is here!
Hell’s Kitchen restaurateurs are protesting a new bill going through New York City Council that would allow platforms like GrubHub and DoorDash to potentially charge independent eateries more — a financial hit many bosses say leaves an especially bad taste as they try to recover from pandemic challenges. Read more…
Numbers reported to the city Taxi and Limousine Commission show that app companies such as Uber and Lyft have taken a bigger bite out of riders’ fares after New York City set a minimum wage for drivers in 2019 — peaking during the worst of the COVID crisis. Read more…
What we’ve been reading
Governor Hochul plans to increase $420 million a year tax credits for the film industry to $700 million — the largest tax break the state offers to a single industry. (Gothamist)
The City’s internet masterplan for public housing is re-routing. (Vice)
Lady Gaga’s dad: “The city is a mess. It looks horrible… it smells like weed everywhere. The city looks terrible, it’s dirtier, it seems filthy.” (Daily Mail)
Do the conspiracy theories on high New York rents and warehousing apartments hold water? (The Real Deal)
Vroom with a view… The big reveal of a new Formula One race car at Columbus Circle. (Formula Voyage)
Thanks to Nancy Wilt for sharing this spectacular and dramatic Hell’s Kitchen sunset with us from the weekend.
Happy birthday to David Vernon.