Happy Friday. We’re in for a hot one today — maybe tipping 90 this afternoon with the chance of a thunderstorm later. That should clear the way for a pleasant weekend in the mid-70s.

Just in time for the final weeks of PRIDE, much-loved 9th Avenue Saloon and Boxers are getting back in the New York groove. Both are set to reopen in Hell’s Kitchen before the end of the month’s festivities! We took a sneak peek! Read more…

A futuristic mechanical dog, a gigantic robotic arm and Mikhail Baryshnikov take the stage in a modern, immersive adaptation of Chekhov’s The Orchard — but watch for actor John McGinty, who delivers an impassioned, monologue in American Sign Language. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

New York offices hit a post-shutdown 40% occupancy milestone. (New York Post)

Elite New York high schools give a small fraction of offers to Black and Latino students. (Gothamist)

All you ever wanted to know about New York apartment types — from an architectural expert. (Architectural Digest)

MoMa’s Summer Movie list is here — and it’s horrifying! Prepare for Slashers and The Undead. (MoMa)

Can you tell your Dior from your Balenciaga? Check out this FIT exhibit. (WSJ)

Freeze Frame

A new team of Hell’s Kitchen and Hudson Yards neighbors has come together to revamp and reopen the Astro’s Community Dog Run — touted by the New York Times as the “one of the last, best bargains in New York” — and this weekend you can see it for yourself at an open house rekey event! Read more…

Happy birthday to Vicky Kuperman, Rebecca Pollock and Annika Sweetland.


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