Happy Saturday! We hope you’ve had a great week and are staying cool where you can!

The Run for Rogosin is BACK! The 13th annual fundraiser founded by West Bank Cafe’s own Steve Olsen is on at Pier 84 this Sunday. Read more here…

Here’s what else has been happening around Hell’s Kitchen…

Live from New York! Legendary sketch show Saturday Night Live has opened their ticket lottery once more. W42ST breaks down how to enter.

Asylum seekers arrive at Port Authority as the Adams administration asks for federal help and housing advocates question the mayor’s motives. Read more…

Buses arrive at Port Authority with asylum seekers sent by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday Credit: Diane Bondareff/Mayoral Photo Office

Readers are reporting Spotted Lanternfly sightings all over town — and the Parks Department still needs your help to squish them! 

Rodents have long taken over the city’s sidewalks — now, they’re coming for your car wires, and the struggle to stop them will be a rat race. Read more here…


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Could Hell’s Kitchen finally get a subway stop? West Side politicians are pushing city and state leadership to bring transit to 10th Avenue. Read more here…

But as local officials campaign for transit in the neighborhood, the MTA comes up short on cash. Will they be able to fundraise their way out of fiscal disaster? Read more here…

A Lincoln Town Car burst into flames on 9th Avenue, sending nearby witnesses running and firefighters rushing to the scene. Read more here…

A horse collapses on 9th Avenue as the debate over New York’s carriages rages on. Read more here…

43rd Street Kids, Manhattan Plaza’s first preschool, is closing its doors after over three decades in Hell’s Kitchen. Read more here…

Bounce around in a nearly block-long inflatable installation popping up on 34th Street this August, from the world-record holding XL Labs. Read more here…

Shuttered Hell’s Kitchen French restaurant Chez Napoleon has launched a Go Fund Me as they await approval to reopen. Read more here…

What we’ve been reading

New York’s delivery workers are trying to stay cool. (Hell Gate)

The New York Public Library’s Grand Central Branch is to close. (Gothamist)

Community advocates push for more “Open Street” mileage. (New York Times)

A shuttered Rockaway courthouse could get a new lease of life as a coworking space. (The City)

Noooooo! The Trader Joe’s wine store has closed. (Time Out)

Freeze Frame

We spotted a parade of packages in Midtown this week, proving that Prime Day parcel problems still persist.

Happy Birthday tomorrow to Marcos Salazar and Nancy McGoff.

Have a wonderful weekend, West Siders!