Happy Friday. The weather is looking good for today and the weekend — but I’ve got to warn you that from Tuesday the forecast is for every day next week to be over 90 degrees. The first summer heatwave is coming…

Hell’s Kitchen renters now find themselves at a pricing doomsday. Just two weeks after real estate reports outlined a slight slowdown in rental prices nationwide, New York has answered back with a staggering, history-making statistic — the average Manhattan apartment now costs a cool $5K a month, with West Side rentals not far behind. Read more…


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On the same theme, but for businesses… “Simply put, the rents are too damn high” — Manhattan has seen huge losses of business as Brooklyn gained (a little) in City Comptroller’s report. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

There’s confusion around continued marijuana testing for FDNY and NYPD staff. (PIX11)

Pioneering New York tattoo artist Spider Webb has died. (New York Times)

NYC Ferry prices will be going up for some after report highlights overspending. (Eyewitness News)

Why New York should say goodbye to the rental broker fee. (New York Magazine)

Reimagining New York through city design. (Arch Daily)

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As predicted in our story yesterday about Prime Day, Hell’s Kitchen’s streets were full of delivery trucks. Hat tip to Kate O’Neill for sharing the stat that Amazon sold 100,000 items per minute during the event.


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