Good morning and happy Tuesday. If you liked yesterday’s weather, you’ll love the familiarity of today’s forecast. It is a repeat of Monday with sunshine, a little cloud and a high of 60 degrees.

The Hell’s Kitchen Free Store suffered significant damage over the weekend, marking the third time the community trade-in spot has been vandalized since it opened — and the first time the structure has closed indefinitely. Read more…

HK Free Store Vandalized

Anthony Colon manages ticketing and audience services for The New Group, but you might also recognize him from Casellula and The Meatball Shop. Read Anthony’s West Side Story…

What we’ve been reading

$700m climate campus to rise on Governors Island. (New York Times)

Cats reunited after car park collapse. (The Guardian)

OMNY vending machines are coming to the subways — but MetroCards are not dead yet. (Gothamist)

A man has been indicted for kidnapping, rape and sex trafficking, after taking an 18-year-old woman from outside Covenant House in Hell’s Kitchen in Spring 2021. (W42ST)

Check out the 19th-century buildings encased inside The Met. (Ephemeral New York)

Freeze Frame

Pickleball DeWitt Clinton Park

We checked out the pickleball courts at DeWitt Clinton Park at the weekend — and then wandered down 11th Avenue to peer through the window at Lifetime Fitness to see their new courts. The Hell’s Kitchen Park play area is being reconstructed to include a court. “America’s fastest growing sport” has definitely arrived in the neighborhood. Have you played yet?

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