Good morning and happy Monday. April got washed away over the weekend — and we start Monday and the new month with clean streets and sunny skies. From 11am we will have gusting winds, with clouds returning in the afternoon and rain forecast again for tomorrow. Get outside and enjoy this May morning…

A man was shot twice on 9th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen early on Saturday evening. Police cordoned off the area in front of The Forbidden Cannabis smoke store and Lubian Chinese Grilled Fish after the incident. Read more…

NYPD Forbidden Cannabis

Italian-born designer Gabriel Formento Lauro has lived in Hell’s Kitchen for 20 years. He created Fresh from Hell with his partner, Bryan Ware, “born from our love of healthy food.” Read Gabriel’s West Side Story…

Gabriel Formento Jolly Goat Fresh from Hell

What we’ve been reading

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

Say hello to Dorothy Day, Staten Island’s new ferry! (amNY)

More legislation is proposed to deal with already illegal smoke shops. (New York Post)

What to do when your neighborhood ice cream truck makes too much noise. (New York Times 💰)

The city is spending millions of dollars a day on housing and feeding migrants. (New York Daily News 💰)

The story behind New York’s oldest statue. (Ephemeral New York)

Freeze Frame

Gary Hershorn May 2023

While most of us were fast asleep, this is how May started in New York this morning. Thanks to Gary Hershorn for this stunning photo. Have a great month…

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