Happy Tuesday. Did you survive the cold snap yesterday? I got back in from the streets last night chilled to the bone and regretting not wearing a balaclava and a few more layers! However, we found a couple of sunny day stories for you today…

Pride Island for the past couple of years has been virtual, and before that it was in Hell’s Kitchen at Pier 97 (remember Madonna!). This year it will actually be on an island — Governors Island. Don’t worry, there will still be plenty of reasons to be in Hell’s Kitchen during Pride. Read more…

Ritz Rainbow Flag-Pride Restaurant-Row Hell's Kitchen

This week, we went through the archive of posters from the 9th Avenue International Food Festival and they stirred up all sorts of memories. Which do you remember? What stories have you got about the festival to tell us? We’re going to be publishing reader stories, photos and memorabilia from previous festivals in the run-up to this year’s event. Hit reply to share your stories and pics — and check out the posters here…

9th Avenue International Food Festival Posters Hell's Kitchen

What we’ve been reading

FDNY union demands a vax mandate in line with athletes and performers. (New York Post)

City transportation boss has plans to repurpose city streets away from cars. (NY1)

A landlord’s horrifying experience through the eviction moratorium. (The Real Deal)

New York may need to raise $1 billion to fund social equity for cannabis dispensary site applicants. (Bloomberg)

Ongoing elevator issues have turned this luxury high-rise into a 59-story walkup. (Curbed)

Freeze Frame

What does a Tony Award-nominated costume designer do at the weekend? “Sometimes just for fun, I make crowns. I have no idea what I’ll do with it, and no one will ever know if I’m wearing it right now,” said Bobby Pearce on Instagram. We’re sure you’d look fab in it, Bobby!

Happy birthday to Laura Lutterbie.