Good morning. Humpday’s come around fast. I hope you are having a good week.

W42ST has decided to show some love to the #StopAsianHate campaign. From today until the end of April we will be running free adverts alongside our stories at for local Asian-owned businesses.

We’ve compiled our list from Instagram. If we’ve missed any (which we are sure we have), please let us know. Simply following, liking, or commenting on posts will be a boost for these neighbors. Click away…

Afghan Kebab HouseAt Nine RestaurantBadshahBird and BranchCha Pa’s Noodle and GrillChai Thai KitchenDanjiDer Krung ThaiDim Sum PalaceDonburiyaE.A.K. RamenEAT ThaiFine and DandyHide-chan RamenIkebana-ZenKochiKung Fu Little Steamed BunsMee Noodles ShopNams Nail SpaNoodiesNovember 19ObaoOllie’s SichuanPoke BowlPure Thai CookhouseRed PokeSoba AzumaSushi of GariThai SelectThree RoostersTim Ho WanToribro RamenTorishinTotto RamenTradisyonUT47VIV ThaiVivi Bubble TeaYakitori Totto and Zoob Zib.  

What would cause a person to leave a New York City shelter and try to find a place to sleep on the streets? It seems fear is the most common reason. Richard Moore has dug into a report on the city’s “unsheltered”. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

Looks like weed is not welcome in the park! (Patch)

Who are the six candidates running to replace Corey Johnson as our local council seat? (amNY)

Tavern on the Green in Central Park will reopen before month’s end. (NBC)

Sandy subway and rail repairs — still not much light at end of the tunnel. (The City)

A day out with Buddy the Rat. (NY1)

Freeze Frame

If you weren’t up early enough to catch the moonrise. This is how it looked pre-dawn down W42ST this morning. Thanks to Gary Hershorn for setting his alarm! More pics of the moonrise here…

Have a great Wednesday…