Good morning and happy Friday. Sunny this morning, with clouds creeping over for much of the afternoon. The weekend is looking dry with temperatures hitting 50 degrees on Sunday. Enjoy this settled weather. There may be snow on Thursday.

Disney is starting to celebrate its 100 years of magic today — and while the entertainment brand has made its mark worldwide, Hell’s Kitchen has more claim to the Mouse House than most. Read more…

Disney Aladdin W42nd Street Times Square !00 Years


WSCF Grant Cycle Poster (1)

The next West Side Community Fund grant cycle begins at the end of this month. Applications open on January 31 and are due by February 27. WSCF prioritizes funding initiatives that deliver services to under-resourced residents along the west side, including youth, seniors, unhoused individuals, and disabled residents. Apply and find full details at

Hell’s Kitchen will finally get curbside composting — but there will be a significant wait before it arrives. Mayor Eric Adams said yesterday in his State of the City that his administration is dramatically expanding composting, ending years of previous delays and cancelations. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

This 102-year-old Nazi prosecutor lauded as a “treasure of humanity” was born in Hell’s Kitchen. (NBC)

NYPD is getting new cars with green racing stripes and QR codes. (PIX11)

Mayor Adams has a new newsletter to bypass “distorted press”. (New York Daily News)

Could TikTok replace Google for your internet search needs? (Wired)

Will we look back and cringe at the 2020s? Thirty people make predictions. (New York Times)

Freeze Frame

Mannequin Trash Hell's Kitchen

Hell’s Kitchen is really getting its recycling credentials together. From Hell’s Hero Catie Savage and her Litter Legion to the Clean Curbs Pilot on W45th Street to the Community Composting Center at Mathews-Palmer Playground to the HK Free Store. Maybe the next thing can be a “Mannequin Recycling” center!? Thanks to @marygenevanyc for the pic.

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