Good morning. Did you get caught in the storm last night? That rain was pretty spectacular!

We know what we’re doing this holiday weekend. We’re sailing on the NY Waterway ferry to Red Hook. Thanks to IKEA, there are free weekend trips for the rest of this summer — we’re looking forward to exploring! See you there…

Yesterday, we spoke to some of the homeless residents of a Hell’s Kitchen hotel who will be returning to Brooklyn and The Bronx today. They are scared about dormitory living with a vaccination rate of just 14% and sleeping alongside the folks who have contributed to public safety issues in Hell’s Kitchen. More here…

What we’ve been reading

Bidding wars start on New York rentals. (Brick Underground)

Port Authority — “it’s been reinvented, rehabbed, expanded and everything in between, but the day has finally come to overhaul the terminal.” (

Off-Broadway seeks “common ground” with Equity as theaters plan reopening. (Broadway News)

New Jersey’s AG apologizes for 20th Century gay bar penalties. (New York Times)

Hardcore punk portraits at CBGBs. (Vice)

Freeze Frame

Cycling along 11th Avenue, we spotted this fleet of Daisy May’s BBQ food carts for sale. The famed Hell’s Kitchen BBQ joint closed in October 2017, saying: “Not all great businesses are meant to go on forever…. It was our privilege to serve you over these 14 challenging years.”

We called up and asked Bob at Metropolitan Lumber & Hardware how much they are. “They’re three to four depending on size,” he said. We asked “hundreds or thousands?” The answer was “thousands!” His number is (212) 246-9090. If you find a use for one, please send us pictures!

Happy Birthday to Jim Henderson!