Happy Wednesday. We’re ready for a lovely blue sky day — but are taking some layers when we step outside as it’s still breezy the nearer you get to the Hudson.

In a last-minute deal, the owners of New York’s luxury buildings and union workers reached a watershed benefits agreement that headed off strike action planned for today by 30,000 service personnel. Crystal Ann Johnson, a concierge/doorperson at Silver Towers was thrilled with the outcome: “I love that they listened to us. They opened their minds, they opened their hearts and they brought home a fair contract for all members.” Read more…

Crystal Ann Johnson at a SEIU meeting

NYPD is appealing for help in finding a suspect in the stabbing of a young Turkish man in a hate crime on a Hell’s Kitchen street. A Turkish man hoping to begin a new life in America no longer feels safe enough to stay after being brutally attacked on a Hell’s Kitchen street just hours after his arrival. Read more…

Police Suspect Hell's Kitchen Stabbing

What we’ve been reading

Public transport confusion after changes in mask mandates. (Gothamist)

Times Square will pilot new street trash holders. (Streetsblog)

Mayor seeks waiver to put marijuana greenhouses on NYCHA rooftops. (Marijuana Moment)

The West Side gets another new riverside park. (NBC)

Award-winning Hell’s Kitchen filmmaker Anna Pakman has a new short film Pandora — and over 80% of the talent on screen has a disability. (Easterseals Disability Film Challenge)

Freeze Frame

We looked out of the window yesterday just before 7pm as a crazy rain shower headed over Manhattan. Across the river, Gary Hershorn was capturing that magic moment. We can assure you no Photoshop was involved, just mother nature doing her stuff getting ready for Earth Day on Friday.

Happy birthday to Grace Olson-Davidson and Molly Miller.