Happy Monday. Well, this is the first time that we’ve written the daily newsletter amid thunderbolts and lightning (very, very frightening!). Nice to start the week with a rhapsody and Queen lyric!

Anyway… Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Two of the questions that could have been asked by our readers about New York City Council’s “preliminary” plans to split Hell’s Kitchen into THREE! “Historically, the City has tried to destroy Hell’s Kitchen by neglect. The developers have tried by stealth and illegal demolition. Maybe this time the City Council will succeed,” said Jean-Daniel Noland. Read more reaction (and add your comments)…

Hell's Kitchen District Map

A firefighter was seriously injured after being crushed while trying to rescue the occupants of a vehicle involved in a two-car crash in Hell’s Kitchen on Sunday afternoon. Read more…

BMW Crash W42nd St and 11th Avenue

What we’ve been reading

The city’s last “Redbird” subway car has been sold at an auction for $235,700. (New York Post)

The Amazon Labor Union is struggling to expand, amid a legal onslaught from a wily, wealthy opponent. (Bloomberg)

Monkeypox brings back fear and memories for New York’s gay communities. (Newsday)

Studio 54 owner Mark Fleishchman has died at a Swiss clinic. (TDPel Media)

Taking the family out is no Mickey Mouse task, thanks to inflation. (The Hustle)

Freeze Frame

Thanks to Carl Knudson for capturing a timelapse of that early morning storm sweeping through Hell’s Kitchen.

Happy birthday to Alexandra Price.

And finally… If I’m not back again this time tomorrow, carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters…