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Good morning and happy Thursday. The light rain showers should stop at around 11am – but I’m afraid the forecast after that is just for grey skies. Good news is that the temperature is building for the weekend. Yayyy…

While the theater community (and Midtown at large) may mourn the Star Lite Deli’s closure, there’s a morsel of good news for Broadway foodies — longstanding family-owned health food cafe Green Symphony has reopened. Read more…

Joy and Kyle smiling at Green Symphony


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Freelance health and science reporter (and aspiring actor) Brian Mastroianni has lived in Hell’s Kitchen for nine years and loves the neighborhood’s “unmistakable identity”. Read Brian’s West Side Story…

Brian Mastroianni

What we’ve been reading

Boro Taxis are dropping their green livery. (THE CITY)

New York’s tax income plunges as residents move. (New York Post)

There’s a new way to report double parking and blocked bike lanes. (NBC)

LOOK Dine-In Cinema opens today here in Hell’s Kitchen. Take a peek inside… (Manhattan Sideways)

Vets are reporting increased cases of marijuana poisoning in dogs who have eaten discarded joints. (NBC)

Freeze Frame

Idris Elba Jasmine's

Idris Elba was in town for the Met Gala — and visited Jasmine’s Caribbean Cuisine. He looked like he had a fun evening – and took time to take some fun selfies with the staff.

Happy birthday to Rachel Levin.