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…

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…

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…

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.