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Good morning and happy Friday. The day starts well, but we’re again going to have rain with potential thunderstorms throughout the afternoon. There’s also a chance of some smoke drifting high over NYC โ€” but nothing like last week.

PRIDE is here and we’ve been busy putting together a guide to what’s on in Hell’s Kitchen โ€” and updating our list of gay bars in the neighborhood. Get ready to party…

Gay Bars Hell's Kitchen


Intrepid MuseumLGBTQ Promo

Join the Intrepid Museum for a conversation on the contributions and experiences of LGBTQ service members and military children! Tickets and more info here…

Dancing through life… Elizabeth McPherson talks about her career in dance and education while sharing some great Hellโ€™s Kitchen favorite places โ€” including her home at Manhattan Plaza โ€” in her West Side Story. Read more…

Elizabeth McPherson

What we’ve been reading

* Stories that might be behind a paywall are marked with a ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Agreements have been reached between city and police, fire, correction and sanitation workers. (CBS)

Former Mayor DeBlasio given record fine for use of police protection on his presidential campaign. (THE CITY)

Port Authority Bus Terminal is offering world-class performances for commuters on their new Arts Stage. (Eyewitness News)

New York bans CoinEx exchange, seizes $1.8m in crypto assets. (WSJ)

Rethinking the role of the flipflop in your summer wardrobe. (New York Times๐Ÿ’ฐ)

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Hellcat Annie's Tree Beds

This week we’ve spotted what looks like tree pits outside local bars and restaurants. This one is on the corner of 10th Avenue and W45th Street in front of Hellcat Annie’s โ€” and there are similar ones on 9th Avenue outside Norma and Mee Noodle. Council Member Erik Bottcher’s office has reached out to various city agencies to confirm if they are for trees or LinkNYC advertising kiosks. Have you seen others? Do you know what they are for? Fingers crossed for trees…

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