Good morning and happy Tuesday. It’s a gray day, with the possibility of thunderstorms from 11am through to mid-afternoon. The weather is looking unsettled for the next week or so. Keep an umbrella at hand…

If Sophie Gerber seems like the kind of person who has a century’s worth of stories to tell, it’s because she does. The 102-year-old Hell’s Kitchen resident who has seen the likes of everything from Prohibition to Pearl Harbor to the COVID-19 pandemic is also a published author who is celebrating the release of her new memoir, The Trunk in the Attic: Memories and Musings of a Hundred-Year-Old Broad, this week. Read more…

Jeremy and Sophie

Gwyn McAllister, a native New Yorker, shares her West Side Story: from her first job at McDonald’s to becoming a produced playwright, her love for Hell’s Kitchen and her antics in Times Square. Join her and her dog Sylvester for Yappy Hour at Worldwide Plaza. Read more…

Gwyn McAllister

What we’ve been reading

More vandalism of PRIDE flags near the Stonewall Monument. (NBC)

Brad Hoylman-Sigal tops the league for most legislation in NY Senate. (City & State)

Lower East Side e-bike shop fire kills at least 4 people. (Gothamist)

Police search for man who fatally stabbed dog in Central Park. (Eyewitness News)

Joe Coffee has turned 20 years old. (Forbes)

Freeze Frame

Beacon Manhattan Street Signs

We finished off our weekend trip upstate with a walk around Beacon. We had to do a double take when we spotted these Manhattan street signs (including W42ST) down one of the side streets in the town!

Happy birthday to Eric Stiller, Peter Ungureanu, Matthew Currie and Cynthia Rhea.