Good morning. The lovely days just keep on coming… High sixties today, getting cloudy into the late afternoon. Tomorrow it will be rainy, so step outside and enjoy Wednesday.

The City Council has earmarked two vacant Hell’s Kitchen hotels to become Response and Relief Centers for migrants — as local schools report difficulties in dealing with the influx of families. Read more…

The Watson Hotel


In 2019 the waiting time for trees was 909 days according to the Parks Department. Since then, they’ve not reported… What’s your experience with requesting a tree in Hell’s Kitchen? Read more…

Hell's Kitchen Trees

What we’ve been reading

The NYPD and other city agencies must enforce parking laws and keep sidewalks clear of obstructions — or risk violating federal law. (Gothamist)

As NYC prepares to issue its first retail weed licenses, the state struggles to measure when motorists are driving while under the influence of cannabis. (New York Post)

Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man… to a library near you. (NYPL)

The Desai Foundation is celebrating Diwali tonight with a charity gala in Hell’s Kitchen. (American Kahani)

Apple’s new car-crash detection maybe needs a tweak or two… (WSJ)

Freeze Frame

Needle and Button Garment District

One of Midtown’s most famous pieces of public art is getting a radical new look – with a “magical” thread joining the Garment District Button & Needle. Read more…

Happy birthday to Sarah Brown