Flooding at Sullivan St Bakery + HK this week

Good morning and happy Saturday. Today is going to be clear, crisp and very cold. We could hit 40 degrees this afternoon. Sunday will be even colder as the wind picks up. If you were thinking about getting on line 7 this weekend, think again! There is no service between Hudson Yards and Queensboro Plaza until 5 am Monday.

Jim Lahey, Maya Joseph and the staff at Sullivan Street Bakery are cleaning up after the Hell’s Kitchen Cafe and Bakery suffered a major flood last night. Read more…

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

There’s only one way to learn New York City street style: from a New Yorker. That’s why two Big Apple natives hope to spread the good word at Vintage on 46th, now open at the recently relaunched Paramount Hotel. Read more…

Last week’s E52nd Street fire, which injured dozens, is one of nearly 200 so far this year that the FDNY has linked to the potentially volatile batteries that power the electric bikes and electric scooters from which The dealers depend. Read more…

Thanks to W42ST reader Edward, who bravely came forward to share his experience of being drugged in Hell’s Kitchen bars in the wake of the reported deaths of Julio Ramirez and John Umberger. Read more…

Carnival will become the second cruise line to use Hell’s Kitchen as a year-round destination, starting next year, in a vote of confidence at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal at Piers 88 and 90. Read more…

Encouraging news came from W50th Street, where our friends at Chez Napoleon have finally got gas supplies back on after 11 months. They plan to reopen next month. Read more…

At W57th Street, a street sweeper ended up in the front window of Hudson Market after a collision with a Porsche. Read more…

The Department of Transportation unveiled a sweeping redesign of 10th Avenue to Community Board 4 last night, creating a protected bike lane from W14th Street to W52nd Street that is also intended to reduce hazards with concrete islands at a road’s busiest junctions. where three people have been murdered in the last six years. Read more…

And if after reading, you’re wondering why CB4 calls for more safety measures in the DOT plan, check this out. tweet from @jehiah which shows how all the work of the years is turning out on 9th avenue…

In the meantime, the cyclists who work our streets will get a better deal. New York proposes paying app-based food delivery workers at least $23.82 an hour plus tips by 2025. Read more…

Still don’t have Thanksgiving dinner plans? There are plenty of options for a feast in Hell’s Kitchen this year. Check them out in this handy guide compiled by lifestyle editor Sarah Beling to local bar and restaurant offerings. Share with friends…

Councilman Erik Bottcher led a group of volunteers through Hell’s Kitchen gay bars Thursday night, handing out leaflets with safety tips following the deaths of Julio Ramírez and John Umberger. Read more…

The FIFA World Cup kicks off tomorrow in Qatar, and this is where you can watch the games in the neighborhood. Let’s go Team USA! Read more…

Owl-lo! The latest New York City visitor to run into trouble near the Port Authority bus station this week was a tiny owl, rescued near the bustling transportation hub after what appeared to be a collision with a window. Read more…

what we have been reading

The veteran conductor and pianist returns to perform at Carnegie Hall, thanks to bionic gloves. (New York Post)

Here’s the larger view of what’s unfolding at Hudson Yards. (The royal deal)

Taxi prices may be rising in New York City, but so are the fines! (Documented NY)

If you’re worried about what’s going on on Twitter, here’s how to download your file. (New York Times)

Fly high for the holidays! The Rockettes will be accompanied by magical drones this year. (New York Post)

freeze frame

President Obama had Pete Souza as his personal photographer, and 42nd Street has gary hershorn. He got up early this week to capture the sunrise behind Hell’s Kitchen and Hudson Yards.

Speaking of Barack Obama, did you see him on 11th Avenue this week? He was a guest of Trevor Noah on The Daily Show.

Happy birthday to Cesar Razuri, Larry Burstein, and Ron Livingston.

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