Happy Friday. We hope you survived those storms yesterday — the upstate rain seemed like a waterfall. How was it in Hell’s Kitchen?

Our break from the city is nearly over — but we’ve not stopped working unearthing HK stories. Turning a corner in the town of Liberty we spotted the New Munson Diner. It tweaked a memory — and sure enough, we found that it had been physically moved from W49th Street and 11th Avenue back in 2005. You can read more here — and if you scroll to the end of the story you will discover what diner meal you’d get if you ask for “wreck ’em and whiskey down.”

The Vessel at Hudson Yards is once again closed after the body of a 14-year old boy was found at the base of the structure at lunchtime yesterday. The Community Board has immediately called for the height of the barriers to be raised — or that the structure remains permanently closed. More here…


RAIN DAY — MOVED TO FRIDAY (TONIGHT)! Dance to all the hits that shaped NYC club culture — Funk & Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop, House, Latin + more, all spun on vinyl. Details here…

What we’ve been reading

Taxi medallions were once worth a million dollars — now they’re trading in foreclosure sales. (Crain’s)

NYC is assessing mask recommendations for indoor spaces and dining. (Eater)

Corey Johnson is ready to make a new start in 2022. (New York Daily News)

So many ways to LOVE Rudy’s — welcome back! (Patch)

Little Island is hosting free arts performances for a month. (All Arts)

Freeze Frame

Belated Happy Birthday to Jesus Rodolfo — he turned 34 yesterday. In this image from his Instagram feed, he’s on top of the world (and Hell’s Kitchen). Also, check out his wonderful viola playing.

Happy Birthday today to Erol Zeren and Eva Mueller.