Good morning and Happy Friday. We might have a little shower as this newsletter arrives in your inbox — but otherwise we’re looking baked in for lovely warm weather until Monday. Woot woot…

Treading the boards of this Hell’s Kitchen apartment will let you follow in the footsteps of Meryl Streep and the National Shakespeare Company — sale price $2.39m. Read more…

Meryl Streep and Shakespeare Hell's Kitchen

Governor Hochul has announced a reduction in gas tax collection through the end of the year — though it may take some time to percolate through to our neighbors at the Mobil station on 11th Avenue. Read more…

11th Avenue Gas Prices

What we’ve been reading

Local businesses might get relief with rent tax rollback. (New York Daily News)

Take to the air and take in the art at La Guardia. (New York Times)

Get up and dance with a giant disco ball at Lincoln Center. (NBC)

Is New York’s commuter economy over? (New York magazine)

One cyclist’s literary view of being on two wheels in New York City. (Curbed)

Freeze Frame

PRIDE Mary Jane

Thanks to Mary Jane for spotting this new billboard advertisement on the West Side Highway opposite Pier 84. Here at W42ST, our inbox in June can become full of corporate press releases “rainbow-washing” — but we think these folks consistently read NYC well with their messaging.

Locally, we spotted Amy’s Bread have their display up, we’re waiting for Arnold to change Little Pie’s Window after Father’s Day — and we will know PRIDE has truly arrived when Ritz roll down their huge flag from the rooftop. What have you seen? Tag #W42ST in your pics!

If you are planning what to do this weekend — check out Lifestyle Editor Sarah Beling’s “Make Way For The Weekend” newsletter…

Happy birthday to Mark Gordon and Thomas Estler.