Good morning and happy Tuesday! That rain rattling against your window this morning might stop for a moment around lunchtime — but other than that it’s a soggy, soggy day. Hold on and look forward to sunshine and temperatures in the 70s for Thursday and Friday!

Hell’s Kitchen eateries Le Privé and Casa Del Toro have been shuttered, with eviction notices on their 10th Avenue locations amid an ongoing allegation that proprietor Sanjay Laforest and his mother embezzled $17 million. Read more…

Le Prive Bankruptcy

One Skyline client shares their story with W42ST about the realities of living — and trying to leave — the city’s shelter system. Read more…

Mica Skyline

What we’ve been reading

So, what is NYC’s EV charging car plan going to look like? (Vice)

Facebook/Meta is committing to Hudson Yards – the perfect match!? (The Real Deal)

City and State will convert newsstands into rest stops for delivery workers. (THE CITY)

Hey officer, we’ve got your number! New database lets you look up NYPD officer records. (Gothamist)

Hell’s Kitchen’s favorite Jeopardy star Austin Rogers got to read a whole category on bartending — from the bar where he works! (Instagram)

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W42ST Best Of App

We’ve added the winners and runners up from the W42ST Best of Awards 2022 to our app. There are now nearly 300 local businesses featured on the app that have been recommended by W42ST readers. Just click the link — — and add it to your phone’s home screen (no need to go to the app store!).

Happy birthday to Mark Orsini and Karen Larson