Good morning and happy Friday. The last day of March starts with sunshine, but the clouds will move in during the morning and this afternoon will be windy (with maybe some showers). April arrives tomorrow with rain but an afternoon high of 70 degrees.

There’s an authentic new Chinese restaurant on the block — or rather, the corner — as The Corner Chinese Restaurant takes its place in the neighborhood. Read more…

The Corner

Founder of the Center for New Liberalism, kidney donor and ramen fan Jeremiah Johnson has lived in Hell’s Kitchen for the past 11 years. Read his West Side Story…

Jeremiah Johnson Totto Ramen

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What we’ve been reading

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

Vermont cannabis grower’s Manhattan delivery video yields a big fine. (VT Digger)

New York is getting noisier, according to 311 complaints. (New York Daily News💰)

New York’s subway agents are moving out of their booths. (PIX11)

Gov Hochul is proposing to cut state arts funding in half. (The Art Newspaper)

Amid bans nationwide, drag artists are grappling with the financial and safety implications. (Vulture)

Freeze Frame

NYC Trash

Remember that from tomorrow, Saturday April 1, residential building owners will need to put bagged trash out on the curb after 8pm rather than the previous 4pm. Read more…

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