Good morning and happy Wednesday. It’s not just New York that’s feeling the heat — on Labor Day, nearly 30 heat records were set across the US, according to CBS. We’ve got two more 94-degree days before we start our normal September weather. Keep cool (if you can)…

Having accumulated over $24,000 — and counting — in fines, the MTA has begun repairs on the roof of the Michael J Quill Bus Depot on 11th Avenue. The penalties from the State Labor Department have arisen due to the MTA’s failure to address cracks and potholes that raised concerns over a possible “cave-in hazard“, first reported in July 2022. Read more…

Michael J Quill Bus Depot


The tourists’ return to New York is boosting the local economy, but a lack of Chinese visitors and investor skepticism raises concerns about sustainability. Read more…

Tourists Times Square

What we’ve been reading

Sixty-six percent of NYC voters say it is “very important” to address the city’s housing crisis. (Data for Progress)

Social media companies to take down videos promoting subway surfing. (Gothamist)

Prepare to hear the Muslim call to prayer in the city. (ABC News)

One-pedal driving. Zero engine noises. And goodbye, door handles. Driving an electric car means relearning some fundamentals. (WSJ)

Timothee Chalamet and Kylie Jenner go out on the town. (TMZ)

Freeze Frame

Hibernia Bike Rack

Over on W50th Street, the Citi Bike station outside Hibernia has disappeared. “Removed within 10 mins! Why couldn’t they have done that during the pandemic so we could’ve built a nice little heated outdoor area to increase our capacity when no one was allowed inside?” asked bartender Jeff Winslow on Facebook. Sadly, the dock will return after the milling and resurfacing is completed…

Hibernia snow bike rack

Happy birthday to Gale Brewer, Karen Gibson Lampiasi and Lee Caple.