Good morning and happy humpday. We might see a light shower this morning, but the rest of the day will feel pretty much like Monday and Tuesday. We’ve then got a few rainy days ahead. Make the most of today’s sunshine.

Caution tape, neon cones and Con Edison are on the scene in Hell’s Kitchen after dangerous sidewalk “stray voltage” was identified near the DeWitt Clinton Park dog run. Read more…

Stray Voltage on W52nd St
Cones warn of electrical voltage near the DeWitt Clinton Park dog run. Photo: Phil O’Brien


Julia Schade is the Music Director for SIX on Broadway and a Hell’s Kitchen resident. In a moving West Side Story, she opens up about her struggles with depression and addiction — and why November 9 2020 proved a turning point in her life. Read more…

Julia Schade at the Cosmic Diner
Julia at the Cosmic Diner, one of her favorite places in Hell’s Kitchen. Photo: Naty Caez

What we’ve been reading

An appeal for more spaces for dogs on the West Side. (The Village Sun)

The council has announced a mental health roadmap for NYC’s streets. (Eyewitness News)

Create your own block party in New York City with this guide to navigating permits, paperwork and planning. Learn from residents who successfully revived an old block tradition and threw a hit party. (THE CITY)

The MTA will now allow electric scooters and bikes on the subway. (NBC)

When Dylan wrote about Alicia Keys and Hell’s Kitchen. (Far Out Magazine)

Freeze Frame

Alex Walsh

Surf’s up on W52nd Street, where photographer Alex Walsh has opened new gallery Altowa Image to give the West Side its “daily dose of ocean.” Read more (and check out the amazing photos)…

Happy birthday to Carla Duval and Mitchel Agoos.