Good morning and happy Monday. If the weekend is anything to go by, we should prepare to be hit by torrential rain at any time of the day! The weather forecasting is so far out at the moment that all we are prepared to commit to is “pack an umbrella”.

Amazon’s e-bike cargo hub facility on 11th Avenue is up for lease before it even got going — while public consultation on NYC’s new 4-wheel delivery bike plans ends Wednesday. Read more…

Mothballed Amazon E-Cargo Bikes in Hell's Kitchen

We remember all those who lost their lives 22 years ago today. Each year, we remember the brave firefighters from NYPD Rescue 1 on W43rd Street who answered the call to the North Tower. Nearly half of the company’s firefighters perished that day. We can never thank “New York’s Bravest” enough.

FDNY Rescue 1
W42ST Best of Awards 2023

Welcome to the 4th Annual W42ST Best of Awards — Sponsored by Wells Fargo, hosted by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. and supported by Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance and Romer Hell’s Kitchen Hotel.

Voting is now open! You can nominate your Hell’s Kitchen favorites across 10 categories (check out the list of last year’s winners here). 

Win tickets for the Awards ceremony!  All voters will be entered to win tickets for the Awards Ceremony held on the evening of Friday September 29 in the Great Hall at the Intrepid Museum!

Please remember to mind the rules! There is one vote per person — and a valid email address must be provided for a vote to count. VOTE HERE…

What we’ve been reading

Mayor responds to migrant crisis with budget cuts and hiring freeze. (Politico)

Welcome to Beastie Boys Square at Ludlow and Rivington. (Gothamist)

Man arrested at W51st St and 9th Ave after Sunday morning shooting. (New York Post)

FedEx driver sought after hit and run at 9th Ave and W57th on Saturday morning. (CBS)

There’s a whole movie about a taxi ride from JFK to Hell’s Kitchen, starring Sean Penn! (Indiewire)

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Saint Martin de Porres procession

Thanks to Catie Savage for braving the rain yesterday to take this photo of the Saint Martin de Porres procession through Hell’s Kitchen. “Times like this remind me how cool it is to live here and have all these different cultures mixed together,” she said after following the Peruvian church congregation.

Happy birthday to Liz Davito, Andrew Fried and Candi Canncel.