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Good morning and happy Tuesday. More of the same today. Light cloud around, afternoon highs in the mid-70s — and it just keeps getting better as the week goes on!

One of the last vestiges of New York City’s dormitory-style women’s housing, the century-old Webster Apartments, has packed its bags and sold for $52.5 million. Read more…

Webster Exterior


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Vivvi Midtown West is now enrolling in infant, toddler and preschool classrooms. Join us for a fun-filled morning of teacher-led activities and a special performance from Jam with Jamie! [RSVP]

He describes himself as a “brand-new resident” of Hell’s Kitchen, but Joe Restuccia is a neighborhood housing, historic preservation and community advocate who has been firmly planted here since 1979. Read Joe’s West Side story…

Joe Restuccia

What we’ve been reading

* Stories that might be behind a paywall are marked with a 💰

Could getting a haircut in “silent mode” become a new thing at HK barbers? (Neatorama)

Check out screenwriter Paul Schrader’s assisted living experience at Hudson Yards. (Curbed💰)

“Parking: Thin Blue Line of Disrespect” — said a 1995 headline… Now there’s an in-depth academic study! (Vice)

The Corner Chinese restaurant gets a shout out — you heard about it here first! (Eater)

Have you been Shucked in to watch this new Broadway show? (Vulture)

Freeze Frame

Engagement Brazen Tavern

A New York dating story with a happy ending! Thanks to the Brazen Tavern on W44th Street for sharing this photo. “Annie and Denis had their first date here four years ago and they decided to ring in their engagement where the sparks started tonight!” the bar announced on Instagram. Congratulations…

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