Good morning and happy Friday. We’re in planning mode for the weekend and have gathered thousands of dollars worth of prizes for a sweepstake at the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival. More details tomorrow — but plan to come see us at our booth near Amy’s Bread between W46/47th Streets.

In our final recipe from the 1974 Ninth Avenue Festival Cookbook, we create Torta from an old Italian recipe and remember Alps Drug Co. “Alps brought a welcome whiff of European elegance to Hell’s Kitchen, a neighborhood once known more for its longshoremen than for lavender soap.” Read more…

Torta Recipe Ninth Avenue Festival Cookbook


Dyksterhouse Team

Jeffrey Dyksterhouse, along with Danny Sayegh and their team, have over 20 years of experience in the Manhattan Real Estate Sales Market. With over $750M in Sales under their belt, Jeffrey & Danny have built a business based almost entirely on client referrals. A testament to their philosophy of always dealing with their buyers and sellers fairly, honestly and putting the needs of their clients first and foremost in every situation. Learn more…

Former City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s official Twitter account abruptly vanished in January — Katie Honan from THE CITY has been asking questions. Read more…

Corey Johnson in Hell's Kitchen

What we’ve been reading

The secrets of what’s beneath New York City — all the way down to 800 feet. (Cheddar)

Want to avoid getting a speeding ticket in NYC — there’s an app for that! (Streetsblog)

Check out how JP Morgan’s new HQ will look on the New York skyline. (Build in Brief)

Hudson Yards is getting a private club from the Carbone partners. (New York Times)

New York Nico — who generously helped Sal Salomon and Myzel Chocolates with fundraising — has signed with a Hollywood agency. (Page Six)

Freeze Frame

Taxi Cab Sidewalk 10th Avenue

A yellow cab ended up on the sidewalk in Hell’s Kitchen yesterday afternoon. Ironically, the crash was in the exact spot where a road safety protest was held in February. Read more…

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