Good morning and happy Thursday. The light early morning clouds and freezing temperatures are going to drift away to deliver us a sunny day. Expect temperatures to peak at 57 degrees this afternoon. Go enjoy this lovely spring day…

Magnitude will be “the largest gay nightclub on the east coast”, according to the owners. This week they agreed to a scaled-down capacity and to drop rooftop plans for the 11th Avenue venue as it moved closer to getting its license. Read more…

View from The West of 11th Avenue and proposed nightclub with roof

Chad R MacDonald’s West Side Story involves acting, magic tricks, balloon sculpture, robocalls — and the Hell’s Kitchen Rangers. Read more…

Chad MacDonald Hell's Kitchen Rangers

What we’ve been reading

* Stories that might be behind a paywall are marked with a 💰

Could residential parking permits be coming to New York streets soon? (SecretNYC)

New York Public Library faces $36m in cuts — and there’s a petition being sent to the Mayor. (NYPL)

The 23 members of the MTA board are not big subway users… even though they travel for free! (Streetsblog)

The stats are in on New York’s most debated political topic — bail reform. (Gothamist)

Why are New York’s pints so small? (Grub Street💰)

Freeze Frame

Julie Reyburn Sunrise

Thanks to Julie Reyburn for sharing this picture of the skies over Hell’s Kitchen this morning. “Good Morning NYC — have a wonderful day,” she said on Instagram.

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