MPHC Pilates Studio Opening Party

Good morning and happy Monday. We’re waking up to sunshine. Even the cloud cover around lunchtime won’t stop us heading over 50 degrees this afternoon. The wind will start to pick up late in the day — and blow us into a couple of breezy days.

A Citi Bike rider was stuck by an unidentified driver early Sunday morning on W51st Street and 11th Avenue, the latest in a series of serious crashes in Hell’s Kitchen. Read more…

Bike Hit and Run 11th Avenue


MPHC Pilates Studio Opening Party Sponsored Block

Come celebrate our new neighborhood Pilates reformer studio while sipping on a glass of wine and enjoying some tasty bites. Meet some of our instructors, try a free Pilates demo, and book your first session. Friday March 10th 5-8pm at Manhattan Plaza Health Club.

French artist Frédéric Lère has lived in Hell’s Kitchen since 1996 and uses the things he sees in the neighborhood to inspire his works of art. Read his West Side Story (there’s a great selection of his art too!)…

Frédéric Lère in his studio

What we’ve been reading

Drew Barrymore chats about her talk show live from Hell’s Kitchen — and much more. (LA Times)

Are you optimistic or pessimistic about New York’s future? This AI art shows both points of view at once. (The AI Tales)

The plan to protect New York City from the sea – at a cost of $52 billion. (CNBC)

Raising the curtain on Broadway musicals that closed before they even opened. (Broadway World)

New York State is sharing tips for saving money on groceries. (Dept of State)

Freeze Frame

Otto Intrepid

This picture of Otto Has Gruber von Meehan (known as @ottohansgruber on Instagram) made us smile. This mini-schnauzer loves to volunteer with his mom as a pet therapy team. “Otto Po-Tot-Toe, Reporting for duty!” at Pier 84 Dog Run in front of Intrepid.

KOB Publishing — the owner of W42ST and the recently acquired website Manhattan Sideways — is looking for a Sales Account Executive. Can you help find our next hire, please? Job description here…