Good morning and happy Tuesday. Well, there was snow — and although there are not many convincing shots on Instagram from last night, reader Paul David sent us a picture of the first wintry snowscape of 2023 in Hell’s Kitchen this morning.
We say farewell to February today with a drizzle-filled morning and a high of 38 degrees. Tomorrow, March will start with sunshine!
Telltale Tours, a Hell’s Kitchen-based historical guide company, is pulling back the curtain on the city’s Prohibition history. Check out our interview with founders Rory and Brock — and we took a tour! Read more…
Judith Rubenstein began her “Searching for Home” booklet project last spring, asking people living on the street or in shelters to write or draw their thoughts on the very concept of “home.” The three-by-five-inch accordion-style booklets Judith creates are small and easy to carry, but they hold big dreams from dozens of homeless New Yorkers. Read more…
What we’ve been reading
* Stories that might be behind a paywall are marked with a 💰
FDNY and Sheriff raid bike shops in crackdown on battery charging fire hazard. (Bicycle Retailer)
Small venue boxing is still alive and punching on W46th Street. (Defector)
How to trap a rat — humane option, historical solutions and horror. (New York Times💰)
While Broadway was dark during the lockdown, this photographer captured the pictures. (CBS)
Keep your eyes open for New York’s boot scrapers. (Ephemeral New York)
Thanks to Ryan for this picture of a freezing Hell’s Kitchen yesterday. “ConEd is doing work on my block that requires deep freezing something using liquid nitrogen and it’s quite a sight,” he said on Instagram.
Happy birthday to Graig Linn.