Happy Thursday. We’re transitioning into fall today with a high temperature of 75 degrees, light breezes and low humidity. We’re back into the 80s again from Sunday, but for now enjoy this beautiful day!

Unfortunately, if you are on the far West Side near any glass and steel towers, you’ll be bombarded by those pesky spotted lanternflies. This week has seen them swarming and causing problems. We’ve compiled some tips on what you can do (other than a simple stomp!). Read more…

The Congestion Zone “could jeopardize the viability” of 88 garages that house 11,541 parking spaces between 60th and 55th streets. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

CDC reports a three-year drop in life expectancy in New York during the pandemic. (Spectrum News 1)

The New York City streets should be “your go-to store” for making your apartment shine with that special something and its weird stain. (Washington Square News)

“Please send the police. 3-1-2 Riverside Drive” — how one man living on W43rd Street made thousands of 911 calls about a non-existent building. (New York Times)

Star designers still flock to this embroidery studio in the Garment District. (Fast Company)

New York proposes making sweet decision to measure sugar. (Gothamist)

Freeze Frame

The call of the wild comes to Hell’s Kitchen as the Fountain House Gallery opens the group exhibit “Animal Crossing” tonight on 9th Avenue. Read more…


Remember to vote in the W42ST Best of Awards 2022 — sponsored by Wells Fargo and supported by Intrepid Museum, the Durst Organization and HYHK Alliance. Vote here…