Good morning and happy Cinco de Mayo. Get outside as it’s going to be a beautiful spring day with the skies clearing and temperatures rising above 70 degrees.

Two men were killed early this morning at a recording studio on W37th Street just east of 9th Avenue. Police are now searching for four suspects believed to be involved in the shooting. Local council member Erik Bottcher told us this morning: “Our city is awash in guns. More needs to be done to stop the flow of guns into our city and to get them off the streets.” Read more…

Two men shot dead at recording studio in Hell's Kitchen

If you are apartment hunting, we’ve got the latest report on rental prices relative to subway stops — plus two new services are launching that could make your search easier (and save you some fees). Read more…

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What we’ve been reading

Ultra-fast delivery companies accused of not paying workers on time (or at all). (NYS Focus)

Bill Ackman has his rooftop offices and tennis court on 11th Avenue — and now he has approval for a glass penthouse overlooking Central Park. (Bloomberg)

You can now pay your Equinox membership with cryptocurrency. (New York Post)

At least a quarter of the city got Omicron. (NY1)

Curtain up on some of theater’s most enduring superstitions. (New York Times)

Freeze Frame

Step downstairs to The Woo Woo through the graffiti by Brandon Cruz — alias @juicealoop

You might want to cool down later by going underground to check out The Woo Woo. It’s an 80s bar following the “speakeasy” trend currently hitting New York — and our exclusive pre-opening tour last night leads you through its many layers, velvet curtains and Deuce-inspired porn shop. Read more…