Good morning and happy Thursday. I am hopping on a Citi Bike and then a NY Waterferry after pressing send on the newsletter this morning. I’m on a mission to get a sourdough loaf from Amy’s Bread for photographer Gary Hershorn who’s recovering from ankle surgery. Our much-missed breakfasts at the Galaxy Diner will be replaced with a Hoboken location today. What are your plans for the morning?

It was a pleasure and a challenge to photograph Daniel Villeneuva mixing cocktails at the new hole-in-the-wall venue on W44th Street, NxtRoom. He was preparing delicious and colorful drinks quicker than we could snap photos. Read more…

Late on Tuesday evening, a man parked up his van on 10th Avenue and took apart the Hell’s Kitchen Community Cupboard — a food share service that’s given so much support to the neighborhood. He pulled the cabinet over before lifting off the doors and removing the shelves. Organizers are appealing for help to get back up and running. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

Pedestrian traffic-related deaths are up and ticketed violations down in latest NYC streets report. (New York Post)

Outdoor fun is back with Summer for the City at Lincoln Center. (Gothamist)

Are you in a quandary about tipping at the counter? (New York Times)

The mentally ill man who pushed Michelle Go to her death is unfit for trial. (Reuters)

How a dinner party in Hell’s Kitchen brought romance and marriage for Billy Porter. (Cosmopolitan)

Freeze Frame

Thanks to Chris Bazinet for this stunning night shot of Hell’s Kitchen from the roof.

Happy birthday to Rafi Fuentes.