Good morning and happy Tuesday. Are you getting used to this weather routine? The day will again bring random, scattered showers — with the chance of thunderstorms. There’s also a low risk of flash flooding. Oh, and it’s steamy with a high of 80 degrees again… The rest of the news is good, though!!!

Set sail for more tasty summer sunset meals! Locals can now enjoy free admission to two of New York’s most popular floating restaurants, the North River Lobster Company and La Barca Cantina, through the new “Free Boarding for Neighbors” program. Read more…

Sunset La Barca Hell's Kitchen

Say hello to the Department of Sanitation’s Smart Composting Bins! The eye-catching big orange receptacles were installed at multiple locations around the neighborhood on Monday morning. Read more…

HK Composting bin Install

What we’ve been reading

* Stories that might be behind a paywall are marked with a 💰

For years, this NYC “parking pirate” has been making his home wherever he moves his car. (New York Post)

Many would-be diners are losing patience with poor restaurant service. (WSJ)

The importance of gay men as allies in the fight for transgender rights. (New York Daily News💰)

The Federal Highway Administration has cleared NYC to go for congestion pricing in 2024. (New York Times💰)

The VP stopped by Stonewall on Monday. (NBC)

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HYHK Street art on W37th St.

The new street art on W37th Street between 9/10th Avenue is nearing completion. HYHK Alliance is looking for a few volunteers to assist in finishing the mural on Thursday/Friday this week at 10am. Please email Bella if you can help with painting.

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