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Good morning and happy Tuesday. This is the best weather day this week, with afternoon temperatures hitting 80 degrees and the humidity keeping low. Enjoy and get outside if you can.

Philly cheesesteak fans have fewer spots to secure a hoagie after Shorty’s Cheesesteaks shuttered their New York stores, including their 9th Avenue location. Read more…


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Asylum-seekers who have been in New York for many months are helping newer arrivals find jobs and their way, but a paycheck is no guarantee of escaping city shelters. Read more…

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What we’ve been reading

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

Summer Streets are back — and bigger than ever. (Gothamist)

Thousands of apartments remain empty in the midst of the housing crisis. (New York Daily News💰)

Who knew that cats had such an important part to play in your beer drinking? (TimeOut)

Nice little feature on the work of Joel Holland — who illustrated our “best of” awards in 2022. (The Guardian)

The “book bunkers” hidden beneath Bryant Park. (Ephemeral New York)

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Deb Cohn-Orbach Geese

Thanks to Deb Cohn-Orbach for this lovely sunset picture in Riverside Park. ” I was biking along the Hudson when I came across this family of geese,” she said.

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