Good morning and happy Wednesday. We might not have bright sunshine today — but this afternoon we might just break the 70 degrees barrier again (which we didn’t think we would feel again until next spring!). Enjoy — and there might be a little sun through the clouds to accompany the warmth this afternoon.
In a now-familiar routine, City Hall abruptly announced the implementation of a new sanctuary shelter for asylum seeking families — this time at Hell’s Kitchen’s Washington Jefferson Hotel. The move sent local social services into overdrive to manage the ongoing influx of new residents without advance notice, and the state’s gubernatorial candidates squared off over solutions. Read more…
Do you look back in horror at your Seamless and Grubhub receipts, wondering how exactly your grilled cheese sandwich cost you $43.50? Then we’ve got good news: there’s a new, sustainably-minded app that can help you both reduce food waste and bulk up your wallet. Read more…
What we’ve been reading
More offices are coming to Hudson Yards with a new development on W35th Street. (The Real Deal)
Things we didn’t know… you can get afternoon tea at Lillie’s Victorian Establishment. (The Infatuation)
Post Sandy, the Hudson Tunnel is still vulnerable to flooding — with no solution in sight for another 16 years. (Gothamist)
Good to see that Gotham West made it to this “Best Food Halls” list. (Eater)
As if we hadn’t guessed it… New York is the best city to celebrate Halloween. (NBC)
Thanks to Cynthia (who has an account you should follow on Instagram called @cynstahgram) who took this lovely picture on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen. “Misty, cloudy Tuesday with yellow popping throughout the city,” she said.
Happy birthday to Rob Panos.