Good morning and happy Saturday. Make the most of today, as it’s a beautiful day. From Sunday onwards we will have an unsettled week — although one benefit of the change of weather will be temperatures popping above 70 degrees for a hot minute midweek.

World-famous for over a century for delectable Italian pastries and fresh, handmade breads, a new chapter of SoHo’s historic Vesuvio Bakery is being written — with a Hell’s Kitchen location opening this week on 10th Avenue. Read more…

Vesuvio's Hell's Kitchen team

Here’s the rest of the news from Hell’s Kitchen this week…

Notorious bikini bar Tobacco Road will finally get a new lease of life as a four-story venue for the Queer community when Red Eye NYC opens on W41st Street. Read more…

Three of the team behind Red Eye NYC: Samuel Benedict, Taylor Shubert, Adam Klesh

Thanks to Mary Jane Livingston for capturing this photo of the “Christ of Miracles” procession coming along W51st Street last night. El Señor de Los Milagros is celebrated by Catholics during the entire month of October. Mary Jane’s research tells us that the tradition originated in Lima, Peru in 1655 when the city had an earthquake and everything was ruined except a mural of Jesus Christ.

Señor de Los Milagros “Christ of Miracles”

Ryder, the Central Park carriage horse who dramatically collapsed on 9th Avenue in August, has been euthanized, a campaign group against the animals’ use in the city and a rescue charity announced this week. Read more…

New York Carriage Horse Ryder is attended to by NYPD on 9th Avenue.

If it seems too early to think about Thanksgiving, New York City is already planning further ahead to the first snow — and is recruiting people to clear the drifts. We think we might have found an experienced and soon-to-be out-of-work candidate! Trevor, are you interested? Read more…

Trevor Noah Daily Show Snow

When you are out walking today, take a stroll along W52nd Street to check out the fabulous Halloween display put together by John at Cybert Tire.Read more…

Halloween decorations at Cybert Tires on W52nd street

Times Square Alliance held a gala to celebrate the three-decade long transformation that has been achieved at the Crossroads of the World — and made awards to their cheerleaders. Read more…

Jane Dickson Times Square Book


Litter Legion Halloween Cleanup

Two years ago, HalloCLEAN was our very first costume cleanup and the debut of Trash Queen 1.0 🗑️👑 Get ready for another spooktacular Halloween costume cleanup today at 12pm! The meeting point is at the SW corner of W49th & 10th Ave with treats to follow in Hell’s Kitchen Park. Sign up at

Already this year, Hell’s Kitchen has been the location for Bernstein biopic Maestro, 90s throwback Yogurt, Queen Latifah’s The Equalizer, and, of course, Law and Order: SVU. But what’s your favorite HK filming experience? Read more…

Queen Latifah Hell's Kitchen

During a worsening housing affordability crisis, New York City landlords are keeping tens of thousands of rent-stabilized units off the market — a phenomenon tenant activists call “warehousing.” Read more…

Rent Stabilized apartments

In steaming hot coffee news, neighborhood java favorite Frisson Espresso has expanded to include a second location at W44th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue, open now and also serving up new food items! Read more…

Frisson Espresso

Following on from the story about landlords “warehousing” apartments during the city’s housing crisis — THE CITY reported that NYC had 88,830 vacant rent-stabilized apartments last year. Read more…

Senator Brad Hoylman rent protest

What we’ve been reading

COVID isn’t done with New York’s theater scene just yet. (Deadline)

Lobbyists and politicians are the big winners in New York’s casino rush. (Gothamist)

Some public art is hidden from view in New York City. (Untapped Cities)

Irish Arts Center raises $2m at a gala with Ed Sheeran. (Irish Times)

Is “immersive” reaching saturation point in the New York City “influencer” and “experiential” scene? (TimeOut)

Freeze Frame

Hilda Magee Halloween S51st St

Thank you to Hilda Magee for this picture of Halloween in Hell’s Kitchen. “Here’s a photo of some fun Halloween decorations on W51st near 10th Ave. There’s a giant spider web and it all looks even better at night,” Hilda told us via email. If you see any other spooky highlights, send your pics to or DM W42ST on Instagram

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