Good morning and happy Tuesday. Our review of the New York weather this morning pulled up headlines of potential snow away from the coast — and in Newburgh, the morning temperature felt like 16 degrees! So let’s make the most of this cloudy day in the city, ending with rain this evening…

Thanks to W42ST reader Edward, who bravely came forward to share his experience of being drugged at Hell’s Kitchen bars in the wake of the reported deaths of Julio Ramirez and John Umberger. Read more…

Edward, who is speaking out the W42ST about being targeted in Hell's Kitchen bar

Carnival is to become the second cruise company using Hell’s Kitchen as a year-round destination — and departure point — starting next year, in a vote of confidence in the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on Piers 88 and 90. Read more…

The Carnival Venezia, which will set sail from Hell's Kitchen next year

What we’ve been reading

So what does the “Wolf of Airbnb” have to say for himself? (Curbed)

Legionnaire’s Disease is still a threat in NYC buildings. (NBC)

New York is no longer taking the lead on minimum wages. (New York Times)

Rockefeller Center’s new restaurants scramble to open as the annual Christmas-tree lighting looms. (Grub Street)

The mystery of “ghost photography” in 1800s New York. (Ephemeral New York)

Freeze Frame

Samuel Folsom Intrepid

American hero Sam Folsom has died at age 102. Sam was one of the last surviving World War II Marine fighter pilots. His efforts were crucial in capturing and holding the strategic island of Guadalcanal, which helped turn the tide of the Pacific Theater. He later served at the Intrepid Museum as a beloved volunteer, oral history project narrator, and collections donor. The New York Times has written an obituary. RIP Sam and thank you for your service…

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