Good morning and say hello to March! The Meteorological Spring starts today — woot woot… The sun is popping through the clouds this morning. Make the most of it, as the rain comes back tomorrow.

THE RIDE closed last fall after a 12-year run, but the popular interactive New York City tour bus is under new management and scheduled to roll version 2.0 through the streets of the Big Apple this spring. Read more…

The Ride Bus


West Side Stories are back! We start by sharing the story of New Jersey-born content creator Naty Caez, who nowadays calls Hell’s Kitchen her home. As social media editor of W42ST, Naty has got to know the neighborhood pretty well. Read more…

Naty and her dog Kiko in the snow in Hell's Kitchen

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You can check out more West Side Stories and reader recommendations on W42ST’s Hell’s Kitchen Local App.

What we’ve been reading

You can now visit a vintage plate museum above Fishs Eddy. (Eater)

The restaurant at Pier A remains shuttered with huge rent arrears. (New York Post)

An appeal for New Yorkers to take back the streets from cars. (Streetsblog)

Food critic Ryan Sutton is no longer at Eater — but he shares his love of Hell’s Kitchen in this podcast. (Taste)

If you want a quick coffee, a simple cup of joe with no milk might not be the best choice… (WSJ)

Freeze Frame

10th Avenue Bus Stop Chelsea

Matthew Kilgore tagged us this morning in this picture of “modifications” to a bus stop on the M11 route on 10th Avenue down in Chelsea. “Hey MTA… allowing Hennessy and Creed III movie to remove actual bus benches and replace them with these is a travesty. What about the people who actually need a place to sit. Remove this immediately,” he said on Instagram.

Happy birthday to Robby Sweeney.