Good morning and happy Thursday. There is some heavy rain and winds forecast that’s skirting by the west of us today — but we are going to get some of that storm. Stay dry…

Big city landlords are planning to use more carrot and less stick to motivate their renters. Local property developers including The Moinian Group, Related, Avalon and Equity Residential have become part of a $60 million round of investment in Bilt Rewards — a new credit card linked to rental payments. More here…

New York City is set to pass food delivery app laws that will secure workers minimum pay, mandate use of bathrooms and more.“We shouldn’t have needed a pandemic, or a hurricane, for us to recognize that Deliveristas are essential workers who deserve essential rights,” said Brad Lander — who is destined to be the city’s next Comptroller. Details here…


What we’ve been reading

Making masks goes out of fashion as the pandemic fades. (NY1)

How will New York cope with the next Ida? (New York Times)

For this returning visitor — New York bristles again. (WSJ)

Realtors are pushing the Broadway connection for Hell’s Kitchen rental opportunities. (Streeteasy)

Theater folks recommend their favorite eateries. (Bon Appetit)

Freeze Frame

Listening to the American Classical Orchestra at Lincoln Center was a fitting way to gently move into fall. Violin soloist Rachell Ellen Wong was the highlight with, of course, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons!