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…
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…
What we’ve been reading
* Stories that might be behind a paywall are marked with a 💰
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 Times💰)
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)
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.