Good morning. We’re upstate for the week where the air is delightful, but internet connectivity is patchy.
Our story yesterday about actor Linda Holston, who jumped with her dog Jake from The Victory, was the most-read article on W42ST.nyc in the past year.. Unfortunately, it’s the first story that we’ve turned the comments off on our website — but surprisingly over on our Facebook page, the empathy with a troubled woman was evident.
We found this online the other day — worth bearing in mind when commenting on W42ST, or anywhere else.
We’re republishing a story from THE CITY this morning about gridlock in New York. We’ve had a number of emails about the traffic on 9th and 11th Avenue in particular — and one instance of a woman being stuck on W47th Street for 90 minutes. What’s your experience? Have you any ideas or solutions? We will follow up with a Hell’s Kitchen update on this issue.
What we’ve been reading
A former flight attendant is pushing an airline cart from Boston to Ground Zero in memory of 9/11. (The Patriot Ledger)
The homeless exit of midtown hotels begins again — leaving residents “frustrated and confused”. (New York Times)
B-HEARD is showing positive results with New York mental health crisis calls. (NPR)
There are Olympic viewing nights at Waterline Square for the next couple of weeks. (West Side Rag)
Making the Rainbow Flag more inclusive — the discussion goes on in San Francisco, but is Ritz on Restaurant Row leading the way? (Eyewitness News)
“Board Lifting” by Frédéric Lère — looking at construction from his W37th Street studio in Hell’s Kitchen. Seldom has scaffolding looked so pretty!
Happy birthday to Kori Frederick!