Good morning and happy Friday. Get ready for a polar plunge. We woke up to rain and 50 degrees — and by this time tomorrow we will be in single digits and it will be feeling like sub-zero with the wind chill. Try to keep warm…

Hell’s Kitchen staple Twins Irish Pub is closing after 52 years on 9th Avenue. As demolition looms, the last pint will be pulled on New Year’s Eve, prompting an outpouring of memories. Read more…

While New York’s only constant is change (and maybe rats?), the good news is that 2022’s changes brought a plethora of exciting new businesses to Hell’s Kitchen. W42ST celebrates the freshman class of shops, restaurants, bars, art studios and gyms who have already made their mark in our neighborhood. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

Two Manhattan West is nearing completion. (New York Yimby)

Man arrested after fatal stabbing on W42nd Street. (New York Daily News)

New Yorkers battle over the “pickleball takeover” of parks. (Washington Post)

The story of Barnes & Noble’s new chapter. (Forbes)

Netflix is working on how to stop password sharing. (WSJ)

Freeze Frame

Our new favorite Instagram account is @brucewayneinthenude. Check out the adventures of Bruce Wayne — “Gotham City’s Batcat”.


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