Good morning and happy Thursday. Well the good news is that after a freezing start this morning, by midnight temperatures will be above 50 degrees. However, rain will start at midday and just keep on going through tomorrow with strong winds. Stay indoors if you can!

Following on his Michelin-starred Hell’s Kitchen hits Kochi and Mari, chef Sungchul Shim is bringing his firepower to 8th Avenue with GUI — a new Korean steakhouse which will take over the location of the Staples store that shuttered during the pandemic. “Just signed a new lease today — let’s start again together!” Shim posted, hailing the nascent eatery. Read more…


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For every “Best of 2022” list, there are also the “Worst of” rankings. This year’s “Worst Landlords” list, compiled by New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is topped by the landlord of the neighborhood’s most notoriously neglected properties — 410 and 412 W46th Street. Williams named the owner as Johnathan Santana, and called him the worst landlord in New York City for a string of violations at properties in Manhattan and Queens. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

What do HG Wells and the Governor/Mayor “new” New York plan have in common? (New York Daily News)

Chain stores are still struggling to recover in New York. (Gothamist)

Can you name these NYC subway stations? (THE CITY)

Sick of having to wait several minutes for a big chain pharmacy attendant to unlock your deodorant? (Hell Gate)

What are your thoughts on Variety’s “Greatest Movies of All Time” list? (Variety)

Freeze Frame

Cause for celebration at Sullivan Street Bakery yesterday. One of their two gas-fired production ovens is back up and running after their flood. “Finally. after 35 days, Romulus (oven north) is getting hot. There are way too many people to thank,” said baker/owner Jim Lahey — adding the hashtag #burninglove

Happy birthday to Elizabeth Moss.