Happy Thursday. We’re set for another cloudy day with a high of 71 degrees. However, we are getting ready for a hot hot hot weekend!

And tonight Hell’s Kitchen will be on fire when Madonna takes to the stage. “Are you coming to see mother and her children Thursday night, bitches?” was Madge’s backstage message on Instagram yesterday — and then the marquee lights went up in the neighborhood to announce the arrival of her Finally Enough Love show. Read more…

Madonna Terminal 5

Sweating the latest rent hike approval? Another luxury building on the border of Hudson Yards and Hell’s Kitchen has just hit the housing lottery market. Read more…

Lyra Hudson Yards Lottery Housing

What we’ve been reading

Midtown Manhattan is abuzz about swarming bees. (New York Post)

The city is destroying seized ATVs and dirt bikes in clampdown. (Gothamist)

Tonight, Broadway Sessions takes its final bow at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. (Broadway World)

Does your favorite New York City novel make this list? (New York Times)

In 1930, Judge Crater disappeared after hopping a cab towards the Hudson River from the Theater District… (WSJ)

Freeze Frame

Thank you to Jay Valle at NBC for continuing to report on the death of Julio Ramirez. The 25-year-old left Ritz Bar and Lounge in Hell’s Kitchen over two months ago. Police say a video showed him getting into a car with three men — he was found dead an hour later with no phone or wallet.

Police told NBC and W42ST: “At this time there is nothing further.” There is still no official autopsy or cause of death. The video of the three men has not been released. We will continue to campaign for Justice for Julio. Please call your NYPD contacts and elected officials to get answers.

Happy birthday to Megan Sanko.