Good morning Hell’s Kitchen. Doesn’t that name sound good!?
NYC Parks Department has reversed its decision to rename Hell’s Kitchen Park. Instead, across 10th Avenue, there will soon be a Lorraine Hansberry Plaza. Details here…
They were seen as a lifeline for bars struggling to survive in the midst of a pandemic, but from today to-go cocktails are no more — and the announcement yesterday by Governor Andrew Cuomo has left a bitter taste with owners still battling to stay in business. More here…
Did you see the art getting loaded into the Port Authority? You are invited to the opening reception of the Six Summit Gallery in the South Building today 5-8pm. The exhibition over two floors, Return to Form 1 & 2-NYC, looks amazing. More details on their Instagram page…
What we’ve been reading
Hell’s Kitchen primary voting by the numbers. (Patch)
Times Square hoverboard surfer steps forward. (New York Post)
With NYC homelessness at its highest since the Depression, will the Governor sign an act to convert hotels to housing? (Crain’s)
The inside story on NY1 — it’s not pretty, more petty. (New York Magazine)
Madison Square Garden’s history in pictures. (NYPL)
It’s not quite Hell’s Kitchen, but Waterline Square is making us venture a block or two north to explore the architecture, park and free sunset programming. Last night was a “romantic jazz trio” on the lawn. Our friends at I Love the Upper West Side have more details.