Good morning and happy Tuesday. It’s a tough week to know what to wear. Last night it got bitingly cold — but on Thursday we will be popping back up to 68 degrees!

Thank you for all the lovely messages yesterday. It’s good to be back at work. Please continue to nominate your favorite places for the W42ST Best of Awards 2021 at

We will be hosting my son and my sister from the UK next week for their first Thanksgiving. We’ll be making extensive use of this Hell’s Kitchen list that Mackenzie has pulled together of where you can order and eat in the neighborhood for the holiday. List here…

We’re planning on profiling more Hell’s Kitchen locals with our West Side Stories in the coming weeks.

Today, Judy Kuan talks about her love for the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood — and how she developed her piano playing (mixed with personal training) and discovered a love of rock climbing during the pandemic. Read more…


What we’ve been reading

A Japanese Princess sets up home in W52nd Street here in Hell’s Kitchen. (Daily Mail)

Did you know that bikes can legally cross when there is a pedestrian walk sign? This cop didn’t know either. (Streetsblog)

Manhattan Mini Storage sells for $3bn. (The Real Deal)

Permanent outdoor dining in the city moves a step closer. (Crain’s)

When the elevated trains used to rattle past the windows in New York. (Ephemeral New York)

Freeze Frame

Thanks to Rolo Galeano for this picture of his pups and friend enjoying the newly opened Barking Dog NYC in World Wide Plaza.

Happy birthday to community activists Holly-Anne Devlin and Sabrina Reveron. Hell’s Kitchen is a much better place for all you do. Have a great day!