Happy Wednesday. We’ve got sunshine, we’ve got blue skies… Make the most of today as the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Thursday and Friday (when it’s going to feel like 100 degrees)!

We made a map — you can too. Redraw New York City Districting Commission’s draft map that divides Hell’s Kitchen into THREE. Our story gives you a checklist of how to get involved and engaged in stopping the split (oh, and there’s a funny Daily Show video about political mapping at the end!). Read more…


Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine and local pols are proposing an expanded, protected bike lane on the West Side Highway converted from a lane of traffic. Read more…

Manhattan Cruise Terminal Traffic

What we’ve been reading

Durst sues over allegedly unsafe Times Square scaffolding. (Bisnow)

Why is New York not leading the charge on climate change bills? (Gothamist)

Is there impunity on the streets of New York City? (WSJ)

Are you heading to Carnegie Hall for DJ D-Nice’s “Club Quarantine”? (New York Daily News)

New York’s legendary guitar teacher Dan Smith is looking for a sign… (New York Times)

Freeze Frame

Frederic Lere Rooftop Beach Hell's Kitchen

Thanks to Hell’s Kitchen artist Frédéric Lère for sending us this picture as he prepares for his next show. “Summer moment as seen from my NYC window: a rooftop improvised beach in 2017,” said Frédéric. We cannot wait to see the original oil on canvas.

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