Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ We’ve got nothing but sunshine for you today — but unfortunately with gusts of winds above 20mph, it will be a little chilly out. Wrap up…

West Side Monopoly has become a thing as big bucks players are trading spaces in Hell’s Kitchen once more. Communications mega-corporation Verizon has leased a long-vacant 12th Avenue building for a cool $50 million and plans to build a new six-story premises. Read more…

New Verizon Building Site 12th Avenue

Actively engaging with your neighborhood is more vital than ever, and here in Hell’s Kitchen, there are myriad volunteer opportunities to support fellow neighbors, local public spaces and cultural organizations. We’ve compiled a list of ways to get involved on the West Side — let us know of any more that we should add! Read more…

HK Farm Project

What we’ve been reading

New York City has paid more than $500m in settlements to vehicle crash victims over the past decade. (Bloomberg)

Train Daddy is back in New York — Andy Byford shares observations on transit in NYC compared to London. (NY1)

Single living in New York City costs $19,500 more than living with a partner. (Bloomberg)

LGBTQ+ groups are once again denied from openly marching in the St Patrick’s Parade on Staten Island this year. (Staten Island Live)

This history of Concorde will get you snagging a boarding pass for a visit at Intrepid Museum. (Simple Flying)

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Meredith Harvath Valentines Day 3

Thanks to Meredith Harvath for sharing her V-Day view looking across to the hotels and rooftop bars on W40th Street. Have a wonderful day — and if you need to make last-minute plans for your loved one, check out our HK Valentine’s Guide.

Happy birthday to Kofi Hayford, Cindy Lai and Alice Hage.