Good morning and happy Thursday. Sunny all day, with much less wind than yesterday. However, the afternoon high will only just creep up to 60 degrees. Those shorts will have to go back into the closet until Sunday when 78 degrees is forecast.

Here’s news that’s fresh out of the oven — after 11 years in the neighborhood, Hell’s Kitchen’s favorite cookie shop Schmackary’s plans to expand its fanciful treat offerings across the US. Read more…

Zachary Schmahl Schmackary's and Jonny Polizzi

The refurbishment of Hell’s Kitchen Park’s sports area is back on track following delays caused by poor weather and infrastructure issues. Read more…

Hell's Kitchen Park renovations.

What we’ve been reading

New York sets sights on combating retail theft by outlining steps to battle shoplifting. (WWD)

Cameras could soon be allowed in New York’s courtrooms. (NY State of Politics)

Delivery workers are concerned about electric battery safety. (Gothamist)

Plans to allow grocery stores to sell wine are opposed by the liquor lobby. (NY1)

Great to see Sullivan Street Bakery topping this list — with neighborhood favorites Poseidon and Bibble & Sip not far behind. (Tasting Table)

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Irish Arts Center Caitlin O'Riordan

Get your punk on! We popped by the Irish Arts Center on 11th Avenue last night for a cocktail reception to celebrate the punk rock musical Good Vibrations coming to town. Pogues bass guitarist Caitlin O’Riordan was on hand to share memories of the music scene of Belfast in the late 70s. The show will play from June 14-July 9 (and you can use the code TEENAGEKICKS to get a 20% early bird discount).

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