Happy Thursday. It’s currently 84 degrees — but from stepping outside and looking at our phone’s weather app, we can attest to it feeling like 91 degrees. This afternoon there’s a good chance of a storm thundering through which could include hail showers!

Three months ago today, Julio Ramirez left the Ritz Bar and Lounge on Restaurant Row after a night out in Hell’s Kitchen. We have been told consistently that there is a video showing three men getting into a cab with Julio. When Julio was found dead downtown he had no wallet, no phone and no form of identification. His body was at the hospital’s morgue as a “John Doe” — he had been robbed. Yesterday, we wrote to Council Member Erik Bottcher and Senator Brad Hoylman to ask for answers. The family of Julio deserves to know what happened — and we need to be sure that our neighborhood is safe. Read more…

Who needs the Staten Island Furry? If you’re looking for a dog-friendly trip out on the water, you’re in luck — the Circle Line is planning an exclusive one-day Pawsitively Perfect Pup Cruise later this month for canines and their owners to sail in style. And it’s all for a good cause. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

Dishing the dirt on grubby subway cars. (THE CITY)

You might know actor David Abeles as Ron Weasley — but did you know he loves Hell’s Kitchen? (Forbes)

Could they have found a way to improve Penn station — hiding in plain sight? (New York Times)

The Clean Curbs project still has some way to go on keeping curbs clean. (Streetsblog)

This tasty video shows how to make a bodega-style New York City bacon egg and cheese at home. (Joshua Weissman)

Freeze Frame

We think it might have gone by now, but this 10th Avenue “treasure” (disposable gloves included) was out on the street yesterday afternoon. Our social media post gained quite a few comments, but disappointingly didn’t make it to the @curbalertnyc or @stoopingnyc Instagram accounts. “Lol. I had a pleather couch I loved and it peeled. Not this bad though,” said Jodi.

Happy birthday to Emily McGill and Gail Mooney.