Good morning and happy Friday. Congratulations, you’ve nearly got through the first week of 2023! The light, misty rain will continue for most of this morning. Temperatures drop over the weekend — and there’s the chance of some light snow showers on Sunday evening.

If your New Year’s resolution is to get more involved in the neighborhood, applications to join your local community board are now open, giving the opportunity to serve as a decision-maker without the headache of running for office. Here’s what you need to know, and Manhattan Community Board 4 members from Hell’s Kitchen tell us why they took the leap, what they love about it — and why they want West Siders to join their ranks. Read more…


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Winter is here, but your heat is not. What can you do? A lack of heat in a New York City apartment is a common, chronic problem. Tens of thousands of complaints about a lack of heat or hot water are filed with the city’s housing department every year, making it the single most common recorded problem for tenants. So far this heat season, the city received nearly 116,000 complaints, records show. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

Can the city’s new electric sanitation trucks cut it in the snow? (Gothamist)

Are Uber and Lyft causing New York’s congestion problems? (CBS)

Why the New York Sazerac is driving the Aussies to drink. (Punch)

It’s the last week to check out this New York photo exhibition. (NY1)

Why is the Chrysler building so iconic? (Architectural Digest)

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There’s a lot of controversy over outdoor dining in Hell’s Kitchen — but I spotted this photo of Barking Dog’s new covered patio and cannot wait to try it out at Worldwide Plaza when I return to Hell’s Kitchen. You might remember that last May a storm whipped through and blew away tables, chairs and umbrellas at the eatery – so this looks like a great winter option.


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