Happy Humpday. We’re featuring the highs and lows, ups and downs of New New York real estate today.

First, the highs! We took a trip up to the top of Summit One Vanderbilt on 42nd Street — and it’s truly spectacular and awe-inspiring. You’ll have to wait for a couple of weeks until it opens to the public, but we recommend picking a quiet time so that you can contemplate the view from the city’s highest bathroom stall! Pictures and video here…

Over a year after reopening, foot traffic at New York City shopping malls is still below 2019 levels throughout the city. Locally, retail traffic was down 32% compared to 2019 at Hudson Yards and down 35.5% at The Shops at Columbus Circle. Details here…


Mark Fisher Fitness is offering two free workouts at NYC’s friendliest, quirkiest gym! Click here…

What we’ve been reading

Hell’s Kitchen doorman trafficked guns, District Attorney alleges. (Patch)

Showstoppers costume exhibit temporarily closes after flooding. (Broadway News)

Car parking vs bike lanes — the battle lines are being drawn in NYC. (Gizmodo)

Fine dining faces a new threat — New York’s food critics. (Grub Street)

Inside the tortured world of the NYC TikTok influencers… (Vox)

Freeze Frame

Thanks to New York street photographer Matt Weber for permission to use this picture. “I post this picture more than any other because it portrays how poorly women are treated by men! This is titled ‘American Girl in America’ as an obvious homage to the classic Ruth Orkin photo taken in Italy some seventy years ago. I tried several times to get this picture with groups of construction workers, but always failed, until a couple of years ago near the Port Authority it finally came together,’ he said on Instagram.