Good morning and happy Tuesday. We’re continuing with the hot and humid today. The forecast says 87 degrees this afternoon and a 10% chance of storms — so that means anything could happen!

What is certain is that Russ & Daughters opened at 8am this morning in Hudson Yards. Their “combination of old and new” brings a flavor of the Lower East Side to the supertalls of the West Side. We talked to the fourth generation of the family yesterday as they prepared to open. Read more…

Russ & Daughters Hudson Yards

Which weed dispensaries are officially open? What about legal delivery? Can you grow a plant? And more burning questions about the rollout of recreational consumption in the city. Read more…

Cannabis Legal Dispensary

What we’ve been reading

* Stories that might be behind a paywall are marked with a 💰

Are landlords being creative with the number of vacant apartments? (Curbed💰)

The Shed at Hudson Yards has a new chief executive officer. (Art Forum)

There’s a Pickle vs Paddle culture battle brewing in Central Park. (New York Times💰)

Trash talk with New York Sanitation Commissioner Tisch. (Intelligencer💰)

Vroom! Manhattan could be getting a New York Auto Museum. (New York Post)

Freeze Frame

Sunset Smoke

Our sunset walk up the river last night was somewhat curtailed by the wildfire smoke. Yesterday, there was an air quality advisory, after the index crept up to 120. Keep an eye on it today too at

Happy birthday to Alexandra Price and Jose Mujica.