Happy Tuesday. We’ve got a sunny day and temperatures in the mid-40s. Maybe spring is not that far away after all! Enjoy getting out and about.

Yesterday afternoon, the skies above midtown were filled with smoke as part of the Pennsylvania Hotel — currently being demolished — caught fire. Read more…

For a while, it seemed like everyone was leaving. But slowly, surely, New Yorkers returned to Hell’s Kitchen and the five boroughs, with a new report showing that most residents moved within NYC in 2021. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

Is there money to be made (or just hassle) in fixing up a run-down New York apartment? (Forbes)

Community Boards “are currently being asked to do more with less” — and appeal for more funds. (City Limits)

Modern mass homelessness has been an emergency for 40 years” — how did Steve Banks do in his time as NYC Homeless Chief? (New York Times)

“Fair fares” on the cards as MTA announces OMNY pilot scheme for unlimited weekly passes. (NBC)

Something to think about next time you’re strolling the High Line. (Untapped New York)

Freeze Frame

Thanks to Fabio Angheben for today’s Freeze Frame. The 3D video billboards in Times Square continue to get more creative. You can check out the full video on his international travel Instagram account @dicasnovayork — or head to the crossroads of the world for the full experience.

Happy birthday to Jules Hughes and Karey RR Smith.


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