Good morning and happy Friday. The weather is looking good, but the air quality is about to degrade a bit. Remember those hazy skies last July from the west coast fires? Well, they’re coming back! Sunsets should look spectacular though…

Looking for luck on the West Side, billionaire developer Stephen Ross and the Related Companies are preparing to roll the dice and bid on plans to license New York City’s first casino. Read more…

Hudson Yards


Times Square is for families! Discover the area’s most kid-friendly attractions, family-style restaurants, immersive shops, free outdoor events, and theater for young audiences. Explore the Times Square Family Fun Guide at

Contrary to their brand name, Caroline Bell and the team at Café Grumpy are well-versed in the art of making New Yorkers smile. Serving up curated coffee made of house-roasted brews since 2005, the Big Apple staple has grown from its original store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to outposts throughout the city, including a popular Garment District location. Read more…

Cafe Grumpy Caroline Bell

What we’ve been reading

Check out New York’s most expensive apartment at 217 W57th Street. (WSJ)

Over half of New York’s workers are likely to return to their desks by end of the year. (Commercial Observer)

Have you seen Little Amal? She’s walking around town and difficult to miss! (Eyewitness News)

Wednesday’s 3,742,475 subway trips hit a post-COVID record but were just 62.9% of pre-pandemic ridership. (New York Post)

British Vogue has first man on the cover — and it’s HK’s Timothee Chalomet! (Sky News)

Freeze Frame

Dog Park Pier 84

It’s great to see the Pier 84 Dog Park reopen after refurbishment. Thanks to Ken and Joel for sending us a video reel of Schatzi, their Petite Goldendoodle enjoying the colorful pup playground.

Remember to vote in the W42ST Best of Awards 2022 — sponsored by Wells Fargo and supported by Intrepid Museum, the Durst Organization and HYHK Alliance. Vote here…

W42ST Best of Awards