Happy Thursday. We’re hearing that an arctic high-pressure system is moving in today — so temperatures are going to drop to low 20s overnight. Don’t worry though, the forecasted high for Sunday is 70 degrees. The winter whiplash continues as we creep towards spring…

Whatever the weather — it’s time to cut the crap and pick up after those pooches! Get the scoop on the history of NYC’s dog poop as Manhattan Community Board 4 (MCB4) goes into battle against untoward “landmines” on Hell’s Kitchen sidewalks, encouraging residents to “curb your dog!” Read more…

If you think you’ve run out of places to eat and drink in Hell’s Kitchen and Hudson Yards, think again — FOUR brand-new spots are moving through the MCB4 liquor licensing approval process and will soon land in the neighborhood. In fact, one’s already opened and it’s a BYOB treat for now. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

Welcome to the James Earl Jones Theatre on Broadway. (Broadway News)

Will raised crosswalks be the solution to pedestrian safety? (New York Times)

More New Yorkers are turning to food banks in the third year of the pandemic. (Gothamist)

Why this young New Yorker has decided to leave. (ActionKid)

Can you buy anything for $1 in New York City? (Café Anne)

Freeze Frame

Thanks to Kate Cherichello for this beautiful image from Pier 84 last night. “This stunning moment from my walk with Olive. The men in the distance are playing a trumpet, too!” she told us.