Happy Thursday. We might just reach 60 degrees during the day today — but watch out tonight as we have a gale warning with rain to accompany the 45mph winds late evening and through the night.

There’s a new place to seek refuge on the corner of W42nd and 9th Avenue. Serafina in the Sky has moved into the space The Polynesian occupied at the Pod Time Square — and although there are no distinctive yellow awnings, there is a secret speakeasy! Read more…

A 66-year-old Hell’s Kitchen resident has died nearly a month after an e-bike accident outside the Javits Center, according to police. Kwok Kwan was doored by a car passenger on 11th Avenue and W37th Street. Read more…


What we’ve been reading

The Bad Vegan — a documentary on the strange story of Pure Food and Wine — is coming to Netflix next month. (Collider)

There are plans to straighten the Hudson River Greenway under GW Bridge. (Streetsblog)

Don’t Tell Mama has hosted this transgender clubhouse for years. (Grub Street)

It may soon be difficult to find avocado on a New York menu. (TimeOut)

The inspiring story of a baby found in the subway 21 years ago… (Localish)

Freeze Frame

Thank you to Derek Toney for his “Cat Appreciation Post”. He said on Instagram: “These wild, yet friendly, smart and energetic felines have already brought us so much joy we can’t not share them with the world.”

Happy birthday to Scott Stearman and Gwen Baker ❤️