Good morning and happy Thursday. Looking out the window, we have a morning of “British weather” mixed with San Francisco’s “June gloom”. Midsummer day has not brought the warmth and sunshine we expected. Sorry to say, it’s going to be like this for a week. Be ready for showers…

Hell’s Kitchen and its West Side leaders feature heavily in City and State’s annual PRIDE 100 list of notable queer advocates who “are continuing to engage in the battle for LGBTQ+ rights, whether it’s in the halls of power, in the courts, in the C-suite or on the streets.” Read more…

As President of Broadway Plus, Nathaniel Hill sees around 100 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows each year. He lives in Hell’s Kitchen, right next door to MCC Theater! Read Nathaniel’s West Side Story…

Nathaniel Hill

What we’ve been reading

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

E-bikes and e-scooters can now be operated on drives and greenways in city parks. (NY1)

Fines could be increased for alternate side parking offenders. (New York Daily News💰)

The Moynihan Connector from the High Line is now open. (Eyewitness News)

Hell’s Kitchen writer Mike Reiss relives times in Titanic sub. (Business Insider)

Ear’s a story… if you’ve lost your right Airpod, what’s the chance of you finding someone who has lost their left one? (WSJ)

Freeze Frame

Deb Cohn-Orbach Intrepid Sunset

“The first day of Summer ended with an amazing sunset. People were kayaking and paddleboarding beside the Intrepid, whose colors matched the sunset.” said photographer Deb Cohn-Orbach, who sent us this stunning photo at Intrepid Museum and Manhattan Kayak Club.

Happy birthday to John Picard.