Happy Monday. We’re going to continue with the easy summer temperatures this week. Expect any grass to start turning a tad yellow as we continue to see little rain in the forecast.

If you are looking for some shade, check out the new block of Bella Abzug Park which has just opened. Thanks to HYHK Alliance for continuing to add a little green to our concrete jungle. Read more…


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A serendipitous Facebook post, a shared love of song and after-rehearsal happy hours brought four disparate New Yorkers together to become the “Hell’s Kitchen Supremes” – the unofficial West Side contingent of the city’s Gotham Rock Choir. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

Speeders beware! There’s a crackdown on drivers this week in New York. (Eyewitness News)

Hudson Yards office sign-ups continue to boom. (New York Post)

Subway train hits Citi Bike on tracks — again. (Patch)

Democratic endorsements from the Gray Lady skew white, male and not progressive. (New York Magazine)

There’s no need to worry if you see a squirrel splooting. (The Guardian)

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Oreo the Boston Terrier was keeping cool at DeWitt Clinton Dog Park yesterday. “No longer at a huge lake in the Rocky Mountains… but I can still splishy-splashy at the doggo park,” he said on Instagram.

Happy birthday to Ryan Flynn and Lex Tirado.