Good morning. It’s a steamy start to the day with haze over the city and the Hudson River. The sun is burning bright behind those clouds and will raise the temperature up to 77 degrees this afternoon. After 6pm, anything can happen — drizzle, storms and hail are forecast. Four seasons in one day…

The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is investigating after a 44-year-old man was stabbed in the leg by a group of around seven youths “making anti-gay comments” in Hell’s Kitchen last night. Read more…

Grace Wines Stabbing

Mirjana Vicari is a New Yorker born and raised, who moved to Hell’s Kitchen 12 years ago. You’ll see her around the neighborhood with an assortment of four-legged furry friends, because she’s best known as Tilly’s Walks! Read her West Side Story…

Mirjana Vicari

What we’ve been reading

“Gotham Whale is on a sink-or-swim type of cusp” and looking for help… (SI Live)

21 new cannabis licenses have been issued for Manhattan. (TimeOut)

Pfizer moves into The Spiral at Hudson Yards. (Fierce Pharma)

Reverse ATMs are a way around NYC eateries accepting cash. (New York Post)

In search of New York City’s seal colonies… (Submerged Stories)

Freeze Frame

Hell's Kitchen Park Spring blossom

Waking up early to cycle down and photograph the bloodied scene at W44th and 10th this morning was luckily counterbalanced by this beautiful landscape at Hell’s Kitchen Park on the walk back. Enjoy the day and stay safe, neighbors.

Happy birthday to Tracey Kleinman Berglund and Chris Albate.