Good morning and happy Wednesday. We’ve got a bit of everything today. Think cold front, wind, heavy rain and a temperature in the high 50s. Added to that, according to the folks at New York Metro Weather, an “anomalous high pressure over Greenland” could be bringing us super cold weather in NYC this December.

A dog walk turned into a nightmare for West Sider Layla Law-Gisiko — after her pup accidentally ingested cannabis-filled sidewalk trash. Read more…


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If the thought of decking the halls of your studio apartment has you overwhelmed, fear not — there’s a brand-new ready-made holiday hangout from some of the neighborhood’s favorite proprietors opening in Hell’s Kitchen tonight! Read more…

What we’ve been reading

New York City will remove people with severe, untreated mental illness from the city’s streets and subways. (New York Times)

Did you know that NYC has three long-COVID centers? (Gothamist)

Casual American restaurant Hudson Yards Grill will shut its doors in February, three years after it opened. (Crain’s)

NYC’s museums, galleries, and other employers are now obliged to disclose salaries — but that doesn’t mean they’re high. (Hyper Allergic)

As the Maitre D’ at some of New York City’s trendiest restaurants, Michael Cecchi-Azzolina is the man to know if you want a table — and now he’s written a book! (New York Post)

Freeze Frame

Thanks to Lilly’s Craft and Kitchen for sharing this moment of tension as the USA (and England) qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup yesterday. Commiserations go to our Welsh and Iranian readers. If you’re not hooked yet, go try out a game at one of these local hostelries in Hell’s Kitchen.

Happy birthday to Brian Vandervliet.