Good morning and welcome to September! Today’s going to be a fabulous summer day, so let’s make the most of it. We’re off to watch an afternoon session of the US Open (thanks Joe & Millie for the lovely birthday treat). What are you up to?

In a move welcomed by Hell’s Kitchen java fans, New York cafe Birch Coffee has announced that it is switching its default creamer from dairy to oat milk. Read more…

Matthew Connolly Birch Coffee

Joining the culinary delights tucked away on 11th Avenue, newcomers Gorin Ramen and burger joint Smashed NYC are set to add additional variety to the Gotham West Market. Read more…

Gorin Ramen

What we’ve been reading

There were two stabbings in the space of an hour in Hell’s Kitchen last night. (Eyewitness News)

Nannying jobs with six-figure salaries are drawing graduates away from the lure of the financial sector. (New York Post)

Why living in a supertall creates its own set of problems… (New Yorker)

Taxi medallion owners are to get debt relief this month. (Gothamist)

This little house downtown has links to the Underground Railroad. (New York Times)

Freeze Frame

Danny Garrity 10th Avenue

Thanks to Danny Garrity for sending us this afternoon view across 10th Avenue looking towards midtown on the last day of August. Follow him on Instagram at @dannygarrity

Happy birthday to Marie Gabrielle and AC Berg.