Good morning and welcome to a very wet New York day (or two). Our go-to weather person, Stacy Blundell at Currently in NYC, says: “Plan some indoor activities because it’s going to be a soaker of a day!” Expect to dry out on Sunday…

If browsing dream real estate is your favorite rainy day activity, we’ve got just the thing for you. We’re living in one of the wildest housing markets in recent history. Here are a few of the most eye-opening million-dollar West Side listings. Read more…

The deaths of two French artists last month highlight the pilgrimage of foreign subway graffiti artists coming to spray paint and tag New York trains. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

Vote paves the way for stabilized rents to increase by up to 6%. (Gothamist)

Nice piece about Midtown’s favorite dry cleaner. (New York Times)

When patience pays off… A day in the life of a professional line-waiter. (The Guardian)

How are NYPD’s new anti-gun teams working out? (New York Post)

Observation platform and rooftop ride among changes approved for Top of the Rock. (6sqft)

Freeze Frame

PRIDE is less than a month away — and yesterday, we spotted Flaming Saddles Saloon getting a fresh coat of paint in readiness for that and next weekend’s 9th Avenue International Food Festival.


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