Good morning and happy Wednesday. It’s not the nicest of days today — bit cold, bit damp, bit windy, with temperatures in the mid-50s. However, tomorrow we could see a high of 76 degrees!

Take a trip without ever leaving home at Hell’s Kitchen restaurant Gilda — family recipes and flavors from around the world influence the neighborhood’s newest Mediterranean eatery (opening tonight). Read more…

Team at Gilda


Actor and “unofficial mudlarker of the Hudson” Chris Henry Coffey has lived in Hell’s Kitchen for nine years, after arriving in NYC from Wisconsin in the mid-1990s. Read his West Side Story…

Chris Henry Coffey

What we’ve been reading

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

Check out (or maybe check into) the new Virgin Hotel in NYC. (New York Post)

A study finds Black and Latino neighborhoods in New York City are more likely to experience structural fires. (USA Today)

MTA extends rent reprieve for shop owners at stations. (New York Daily News💰)

What it’s like to be arraigned in New York’s courts, if you are not a former President. (The Marshall Project)

The Füde Dinner Experience relies on nudity to get in touch with your purest self. (TimeOut)

Freeze Frame

Columbus Circle Moon Gary Hershorn

Thanks, as always, to Gary Hershorn for being our eyes on the New York skies! “A 98 percent illuminated waxing gibbous Pink Moon rises behind a statue called ‘The Duo’ by artist David L. Hostetler in Columbus Circle,” said Gary about his picture last night on Twitter.

Happy birthday today to Janelle Maire and Kathleen Treat.