Good morning and happy Wednesday. The snow and rain of yesterday have blown away. Unfortunately, that wind will keep on gusting today. However, once it subsides late afternoon, we can look forward to Thursday and Friday being in the 50s. Hold onto your hat!

Hell’s Kitchen’s own Manhattan Neighborhood Network today opens a brand new media center where you can stay up to date on the latest production technology or learn the ropes from scratch — and W42ST got an exclusive first look at the future-forward facility on the site of the former Legacy Recording Studios. Read more…


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Activist and community advocate Sabrina Reveron arrived in New York with her dog Scooby-Doo in 2015. Since then, she has made Hell’s Kitchen her home and focused on local issues with Manhattan Community Board 4 (MCB4). Here is Sabrina’s West Side Story. Read more…

By the way, it’s still not too late to apply to join MCB4 — applications close on Friday.

What we’ve been reading

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

Midtown South came out top of the NYPD parking battle in Hell’s Kitchen. (Streetsblog)

Even a council member struggles to find an apartment as he moves out of his mom’s house. (New York Times💰)

Stop the traffic! Get ready for “scramble” crosswalks around neighborhood schools. (amNY)

Landlords are registering by the hundreds to stop Airbnb listings — but only 52 hosts have applied to the city. (NY1)

Is the turned-around touchscreen a tip too far for New Yorkers? (New York Magazine💰)

Freeze Frame

Such a New York moment… You’re wandering around CVS and you bump into John Legend! Thanks to iAN Llano for sending us this picture from the beauty aisle at the pharmacy on W40th St and Broadway.


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