Good morning and happy Tuesday. We’ve got a lovely sunny morning in Hell’s Kitchen. Clouds will move in at lunchtime, but the temperatures will keep on climbing into the low 80s. We’re back to the 60s tomorrow, so make the most of today.

There’s sad news for homesick Indonesians and Hell’s Kitchen foodies — the much-loved Warkop NYC has left Hell’s Kitchen for Greenpoint, Brooklyn, after delighting West Siders with traditional coffee and cafe shop cuisine for just over a year. Read more…

Warkop leaves HK

Texan Pamela Milam helps choose great reads for book clubs nationwide. She loves living in Hell’s Kitchen – “It’s the best of both worlds.” Read Pamela’s West Side Story…

Pamela Milam

What we’ve been reading

How to find no-fee rentals in New York. (Brick Underground)

The city still has a shortage of lifeguards this summer. (Gothamist)

NYC could drop the 90-day rule on housing vouchers to help homeless crisis. (New York Daily News)

Inspections continue at old and crumbling parking garages after collapse. (New York Times)

Hell’s Kitchen’s Timothee Chalamet is the new face of Bleu de Chanel — in an ad directed by Martin Scorsese. (Vogue)

Freeze Frame


It was sad in March 2020 when longtime Botanica owner and neighbor Emilia (aka “Caiya”) passed away. There’s been activity at the space on W54th Street for a while. Does anybody know what’s going in there? It’s too slow progress for a smoke store!

We look forward to seeing pictures of Sophie Patel and William Bennett’s “micro wedding” in Central Park today. They met at W42nd St, so it’s a very special match! Congratulations…

Happy birthday to Nick O’Leary and Larry Roberts.