Good morning and happy Thursday. We might have a little bit of everything today. A cloudy start, a chance of showers and the sun popping out late afternoon to perhaps bring a fabulous West Side sunset. Make the most of the warmth, as temperatures plunge into the 20s overnight from tomorrow through the weekend.

New York’s spending on hotels for the migrant emergency is being reported at more than $92m through spring 2023 — including $40m for ROW NYC and $20m for The Watson. Read more…

The Row NYC Hotel

Converting office buildings into apartments is a key strategy for Mayor Adams’ housing plans. But obstacles facing Garment District owners are many and the economics are daunting. Read more…

Garment District Office Space

What we’ve been reading

Dog patrols are being used to cut down on shoplifting in Midtown. (New York Post)

What do you think of the next generation of New York diners? (New York Times)

Twenty construction workers died on the job in New York City in 2021. (THE CITY)

Profiling the work of Shanti Nagel and Design Wild in beautifying Hell’s Kitchen. (Gardenista)

Loneliness is being offset by an old-school solution — picking up the phone and making a call. (WSJ)

Freeze Frame

Rainy Day Hell's Kitchen

Thanks to Jhoneen Preece-Doswell for this abstract photo from Hell’s Kitchen’s streets. “Through my rainy windshield…beauty on rainy days!” Jhoneen said on Instagram.

Happy birthday to Nicki Lindheimer at Domus!