Good morning and happy Tuesday. We start off cloudy today — and rain heads our way this afternoon. The showers are going to be a feature of Wednesday and Thursday too. So grab an umbrella as you head out the door.

We were in a movie mood at the weekend. The prospect of the cinema returning to VIA 57 this summer and the BAFTA awards whetting our appetite for the Oscars got us thinking about when Hell’s Kitchen has been on the big screen. You’ll find Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and even Ronald Reagan featured in our list. Read more…

Movie Posters Hell's Kitchen

Lithium-ion batteries caused so many fires in New York last year that the Sanitation Department ran out of room to store the hazardous residue. Read more…

E Bike Lithium ion Batteries

“This is a story about doing the impossible,” said New York’s Mayor de Blasio — now thousands of ventilators commissioned during the pandemic for $12 million have been sold as scrap metal for less than $25K. Read more…

Mayor De Blasio Ventilators

What we’ve been reading

A rising tide of death is now the “new normal” for NYC’s medical examiner’s office. (New York Times)

The Brits are coming… to feed New Yorkers! (WWD)

Head along W42nd Street to check out Hip-Hop Cinderella at the New Victory Theater. (PIX11)

The NYPD is increasing special school controls citywide in response to recent violence near campuses. (Gothamist)

What’s in the name? Hell’s Kitchen explained, maybe… (Ephemeral New York)

Freeze Frame

Berny Mit Hell's Kitchen

Thanks to Berny Mit for brightening up this cloudy day with a picture looking towards midtown from 10th Avenue.

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