Happy Thursday. We are getting a bit of a re-run of yesterday’s weather today. So be prepared for a wet late afternoon and evening.

If you were hoping the real estate market would cool off this summer, we have bad news — like the heat index, rents continue to climb in the Big Apple. Read more…

Apartments for Rent Hell's kitchen

Mayor Eric Adams is proposing sweeping changes to New York City zoning rules aiming to spur more housing and jobs. He is touting the “City of Yes” as he pushed for more real estate development. Read more…

City of Yes Mayor Eric Adams

What we’ve been reading

There have only been 7 convictions for 233 anti-Asian hate crimes. (CBS)

Investigating the anti-commute phenomena. (WSJ)

Will ubiquitous phone cameras cancel Broadway’s nude scenes? (New York Times)

The train now arriving at Grand Central Madison station is from Long Island… (TimeOut)

Check out this art around the city in June. (Untapped Cities)

Freeze Frame

Last night’s low clouds and thunderstorms gave photographer Gary Hershorn the chance to get a different perspective of New York City.

Happy birthday to Mark Gordon, Edwin Robertson, Charlie Bolivare, Jeff Dyksterhouse, Jennifer Gross, Juan Mendez Vega and Hjordis Linn-Blandford.