Good morning and welcome to PRIDE month! How did you get on with yesterday’s heat? Well, the temperature drops 20 degrees today to a more seasonal norm — with the chance of some showers later in the day.

In the continued search for answers about the death of Julio Ramirez after a night out in Hell’s Kitchen, artist Brayan Montez-Terrazas has created a “Justice for Ramirez” poster to bring attention to the case: “My heart sank when I heard about this story last week. Julio was taken from his family too soon. His family and the Latino LGBTIA community deserve answers. We cannot let the police throw these things out like they don’t matter. We deserve better. On the eve of PRIDE month, let them know how you feel. Get angry!!” Read more…

Justice for Julio Brayan Montes-Terrazas


The rate of decline of New York City’s population is slowing. However, more people are continuing to exit or die than are being born or moving here. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

New York’s rat population is growing at an alarming rate. (Gothamist)

When east meets west — the Maloney vs Nadler battle. (New York Times)

Some good news for coffee drinkers! (NBC)

Looks like lap swimming won’t be coming back to the city’s public pools anytime soon. (Hell Gate)

Do you decide where to eat based on TikTok? (Eater)

Freeze Frame

Fugue Dear Edward Filming Hell's Kitchen

Adding to 9th Avenue’s road construction, traffic, and outdoor dining fiasco is another drama entirely — new Apple TV+ series Dear Edward (aka Fugue) is filming in Hell’s Kitchen this week. Read more…

Happy belated birthday to Leanne Buckley — and many happy returns today to Christine Berthet.