Good morning and happy Tuesday. It’s a cloudy day with gusting winds at time. Temperatures will get into the low 50s. The sun will return on Wednesday and Thursday.
ConEd emergency crews were working through the night in an effort to restore power to eight businesses and over 100 apartments that have been without electricity for more than 36 hours after an underground electrical fire in Hell’s Kitchen on Sunday afternoon. Read more…
Part-time Hell’s Kitchen resident Leanne Buckley is a retired public school music teacher whose love of Broadway led her to volunteer at the TDF autism-friendly performances. “There is just nothing like it,” she says. Read Leanne’s West Side Story…
What we’ve been reading
Street vendors say they are “not trash” as the Department of Sanitation takes over enforcement. (Gothamist)
Flatiron sold at auction for $190 million. (Artnet)
Overlong subway platforms could be causing billion-dollar cost overruns on 2nd Avenue extension. (New York Post)
How many languages do New Yorkers speak? (The New Travel)
Pretty rides on the New York MetroCard. (Washington Square News)
The New York Times is reporting this morning that there is a new design idea for Penn Station. The proposal from a subsidiary of the Italian firm ASTM Group calls for the construction of a rectangular glass station around Madison Square Garden. The Garden would be covered in aluminum and steel, and two new light-filled train halls would replace the notoriously cramped and dark station. The project would be completed by 2030, and the company and its equity partners would pay for the upfront costs of construction and any cost overruns.
Happy birthday to Benedicte Lenoble, Marty InSobe and Daniel Dunlow.