Happy Wednesday. It’s going to be a hot one today. Theres’ a bit of cloud around this morning, but that burns off to take us into the mid-80s this afternoon. Overnight, expect rain — which we will be waking up to tomorrow morning.

New York has lost another iconic dive bar. Holland Bar on 9th Avenue closed this weekend — and by yesterday it had been totally stripped back to the brick walls. What are your memories? Read more…


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Yesterday, we took one of the new public tours of the Javits Center, where the A-to-Z of food, from Arugula to Zucchini, flourishes on the rooftop farm above Hell’s Kitchen. It’s a great way to spend 90 minutes and $5. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

New York has made it easier to convert hotels into affordable housing. (Spectrum News 1)

Grubhub’s free lunch woes continue as restaurants demand payment. (New York Post)

Tragedy as the only son of a Pennsylvania mass shooting victim dies in a motorcycle crash in Hell’s Kitchen. (New York Daily News)

There’s some good news for New York’s tourism industry. (CBS)

These two adventurers are rowing from the Hudson River across the Atlantic to Ireland. (Eyewitness News)

Freeze Frame

Julio Ramirez welcomed in the New Year on a Hell’s Kitchen rooftop with his friend Carlos. “2022! We’re flaming all year, get ready!” he said on Instagram. In April, he had a night out in the neighborhood and after getting in a cab was found dead an hour later under suspicious circumstances. This evening there will be a candlelit vigil at 7:30pm outside Ritz Bar and Lounge on Restaurant Row, followed by a walk to Times Square. We hope to see you there. #justiceforjulio.


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