Good morning and happy Wednesday. The weather is going to be very unsettled today. We’ve got the chance of rain and thunderstorms from late morning through to early evening. The temperature will hit a high of 78 degrees — which might be mixed with some hailstorms! Expect anything and everything…

And… Don’t be alarmed if your phone buzzes at 4pm this afternoon. NYC Emergency Management is conducting a citywide test of their Wireless Emergency Alert System, which is used to warn the public about critical situations. This is just a test…

The Carnival Venezia steamed into Hell’s Kitchen yesterday to mark Carnival’s arrival as the second company to use the Manhattan Cruise Terminal as a year-round destination — and departure point. Read more…

Carnival Venezia Hell's Kitchen


He has only been in Hell’s Kitchen for nine months — but if Tim McNicholas looks familiar, it’s because he works as an investigative news reporter for CBS New York! Read Tim’s West Side Story…

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What we’ve been reading

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

New York garage collapse puts stress on building regulation and legislation. (Bisnow)

A commute from Charleston is cheaper than paying rent in NYC. (Fortune)

The cutest New York love stories via Tiktok. (New York Post)

The NYPD chief has resigned — here’s just a little of the backstory. (New York Times💰)

New York is getting a license plate as pretty as a picture. (TimeOut)

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John J Harvey Fireboat

Thanks to Hell’s Kitchen neighbor and Fireboat John J Harvey trustee Renee Lutz Stanley for inviting us on a river tour yesterday aboard the Classic Harbor Line boat, Kingston. Did you know you can make trips aboard the Fireboat (pictured above)? Check out their site for July trips — it’s great fun!

Happy birthday to Mandy Oser.