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Good morning and happy Thursday. We’ve got a lovely day ahead. A high temperature of 80 degrees this afternoon, the sun with us through the day — and a light breeze to keep us a little cooler. Enjoy…

Just in time for PRIDE! The former home of Posh — the first-ever Hell’s Kitchen gay bar back in the ’90s — has been transformed into a new LGBTQ+ hotspot, FLEX. Read more…

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We’ve got the most legit cheesesteaks, signature Philly-style sandwiches, killer wings, salads, and fries you’ve ever tasted. Our bread is shipped up from Philly and baked in-house every hour. We have 20 beers on tap, some seriously awesome cocktails, and TVs playing your favorite teams. Mention this ad to our bartenders for 10% off dine-in purchases at our Hell’s Kitchen location (offer ends 9/4/23 — Labor Day). Come on in!

Meet Cid Roberts, a New York photographer who has been capturing the city’s essence since 1999. You can also check out his photos at Boxers this weekend. Read Cid’s West Side Story…

Cid Roberts Hell's Kitchen

What we’ve been reading

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

Shame this great New York diner list misses Galaxy, Flame and Westway. (Eater)

Avoid those airline baggage charges with a fishing vest. (WSJ)

De Blasio a year and a half after leaving office: “The lack of stress is breathtaking and appealing.” (New York Magazine💰)

Fancy a break from the city to a cute New York town? Here’s a list… (Country Living)

A new documentary offers an intimate history of NYC’s Black trans sex workers. (Amsterdam News)

Freeze Frame

Michael T Young Billionaire's Row

If Gary Hershorn is our “eyes on the skies,” then Michael T Young is our “eyes on the skyscrapers.” His work for New York Yimby gives him a unique perspective on the city and Hell’s Kitchen. We love this pic from his Instagram of the neighborhood nestled under Billiionaire’s Row. Follow him here…

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