Good morning and happy Tuesday. We’ve got a lovely spring day in store — but that’s followed by a couple of stormy looking days. It’s a good time to start planning for the weekend.

With that in mind, we’ve been working on a list of New York fresh air finds to head to. They can all be reached for the cost of a subway/bus ride (or for free) and will fill your soul (and lungs) with joy. Read more…

Sunset Riverside Park

Do you know your rights? Mayor Adams and NYPD have introduced new “Neighborhood Safety Teams.” Can you record them on your phone? Do they have to provide ID? Rachel Holliday Smith and Eileen Grench from THE CITY have answers…

NYPD safety officers Mayor Eric Adams

What we’ve been reading

Photojournalist Gary He continues to create world-class reporting of the pandemic struggles of New York restaurants. (New York Times)

StreetEasy is getting tough on agents and listings that don’t comply with their rules. (The Real Deal)

With a budget “bigger than the Ukrainian military”, councilmembers grill NYPD chiefs on costs. (Gothamist)

One Manhattan West will be powered by renewable energy. (Crain’s)

Trombonists are having a moment in the spotlight on Broadway. (WSJ)

Freeze Frame

Thanks to Chad R MacDonald (of Batman rescue fame) for sending in this picture of the “great turnout on the first session of the year for the Hell’s Kitchen Yankees” at DeWitt Clinton Park. DM Chad for more details…

Happy birthday to Damian Andraka.