Good morning and happy Wednesday. We might just get above 80 degrees today. Tomorrow we’ve got rain and Friday we’re sub-60 degree highs with overnight temperatures in the low 50s. Make the most of today…

A Hell’s Kitchen Facebook group has called on citizen-led vigilante group the Guardian Angels to monitor the streets of our neighborhood, citing security concerns. Read more…


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A gritty-meets-glamorous cocktail bar with dramatic flair is about to debut on Restaurant Row. Meet Lady Blue, named after a character in the classic show Torch Song Trilogy and about to take up residence at the former House of Brews on W46th Street. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

Unused ventilators and x-ray machines bought by New York during COVID total $250m. (Politico)

MTA will install two surveillance cameras in each of the city’s 6,455 subway cars, says Governor Hochul. (New York Daily News)

New York City’s Foie Gras ban has been delayed. (New York Times)

The former home of jazz legend Billie Holiday is up for sale. (6sqft)

Toasted marshmallow natural deodorant, anyone? (Eater)

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Voting has now closed in the W42ST Best of Awards. We nearly doubled the number of votes from last year — our community is growing. We will be sorting through all the votes and the winners will be announced on Friday September 30. In the meantime, you will be spotting these window decals appearing at the hundreds of nominated businesses in Hell’s Kitchen. Thanks again to you for voting, Wells Fargo for sponsoring and Intrepid Museum, the Durst Organization and HYHK Alliance for supporting.


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