Good morning and happy Monday. We’ve got a week of mostly spring sunshine punctuated by some April showers and strong breezes. Head outside to enjoy the flowers and blossoms. Send photos 📸

Over the weekend, police released pictures of three suspects in connection with the homicides of John Umberger and Julio Ramirez last year. Read more…

Jacob Barroso, Jayqwan Hamilton, and Robert Demaio

Texan-born marketing strategist, photographer and animal welfare advocate Gino Hawley has lived in Hell’s Kitchen for 14 years — “It offers the best of both worlds,” he says. Read Gino’s West Side Story…

Gino Hawley

What we’ve been reading

* Stories that might be behind a paywall are marked with a đź’°

Reporter complains about Times Square being crowded… (and no, it’s not an April Fools’ Day story!). (Insider)

With Chelsea-Hell’s Kitchen having the highest number of STIs, the city advises folks to get tested. (amNY)

Post-pandemic daily hotel cleaning is becoming an on-request service. (New York Timesđź’°)

Beware of SIM swappers — a harrowing tale of ID theft… (Insider)

Did you check out the new food hall at Pier 57 this weekend? (Untapped Cities)

Freeze Frame

Lightning Gary Hershorn

April also brings storm season for lightning-chasing photographers. Gary Hershorn captured this image on Saturday night of lightning fanning out from One World Trade Center (while we dodged the rainstorm in a local wine bar).

Happy birthday to Cristina Doikos.