Happy Friday. A heat advisory is in place until Sunday at 8pm. It’s turning into the longest heatwave since 2013, so do whatever you can to keep cool this weekend.

Rooftop pool views of the Hudson River, quirky, modern design touches and tempting amenities abound at Hell’s Kitchen’s newest luxury building — The West. W42ST got an early look at the newly-opened residence full of sleek, sustainable architectural touches that could tempt many never to leave 11th Avenue. Read more…

The West Rooftop Swimming Pool


Success Academy Charter Schools invite W42ST readers to a family-friendly art lab at the Rubin Museum of Art. Register today…

After a series of pandemic fits and starts, the legendary Central Park Boathouse restaurant will close permanently. We reminisce about famous screen moments at the eatery! Read more…

Loeb Boathouse Central Park

What we’ve been reading

The Javits Center faces up against Atlanta, Chicago and Houston in a bid for the 2024 Democratic National Convention. (Politico)

“Here’s a man claiming credit for a woman’s work” — Nadler and Maloney battle over 2nd Avenue subway credit. (New York Post)

Penn redevelopment plan for 10 towers approved. (WSJ)

New York City’s extended heat advisory has utility companies operating at full capacity. (CBS)

The New York power lunch is still alive — it’s just moved west to Hudson Yards. (The Independent)

Freeze Frame

Hell's Kitchen 5am Thomas Piercy

Thanks to Thomas Piercy for sending us this picture of the neighborhood at 5am this morning. The image has a real cinematographic feel — roll the cameras on Friday, please…

Happy birthday to Sylvia Wendel.