Happy Hot Tuesday. We hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Get ready for a scorcher of a day today — we might even break some 80-year-old records as the temperatures rise this afternoon to the mid-90s. Read more…

Gary Hershorn Heat New York

In more weather news… Did you get caught in the storm on Saturday lunchtime? Hell’s Kitchen locals hoping to enjoy a leisurely outdoor brunch at the Barking Dog restaurant were whacked with high-speed winds blowing through the dining patio that shuttled away the umbrellas and tables. Read more…

Barking Dog Storm Hell's Kitchen

Memorial Day services returned to the Intrepid Museum yesterday as the first in-person commemoration in three years wrapped New York’s Fleet Week. Governor Kathy Hochul, Mayor Eric Adams, as well as a raft of military commanders attended the event. Read more…

Governor Hochul Mayor Adams Intrepid Museum Memorial Day

What we’ve been reading

The Department of Sanitation has a resident artist — and he collects creative ideas rather than trash. (New York Times)

If you’re still lapping up that New York City payphone nostalgia… (New Yorker)

A new art gallery is getting ready to open on W36th Street. (GothamToGo)

When is a Basquiat not a Basquiat? FBI query authenticity of new exhibit. (ARTnews)

This Hell’s Kitchen-born wrestler helped beat the Nazis too. (Sports Illustrated)

Freeze Frame

Thanks to Tommy Thompson for sharing this stunning view of Hell’s Kitchen. “The latest incarnation of our Mid-Manhattan skyline from W45th Street, with the Mathews-Palmer Playground below left,” he said.

Happy Birthday to Ioannis Pappos.