Tuesday Dispatch: Heat Wave, Best Burgers


New: Original SQRD Pizza, on West Broadway

Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., this literal hole-in-the-wall pizzeria is a great place to get a solid slice on the go.

New: Reddy SoHo Flagship on Prince St

Quality dog clothing, apparel, and food in SoHo at non-SoHo prices, from the biggest name in pet retailing.

Thursday Dispatch

New CEO for Hudson Square BID, new restaurant opens on Renwick St, Leticia James supports stronger tenants rights.

R.I.P. Lahore Deli on Crosby

Lahore Deli was a 24 hour place where you could buy a meal that was fast, cheap, and good—one of downtown's oldest hidden culinary gems.

Wednesday Dispatch: 15 Laight St, Blackout Black Friday

Plus: only 1 in 6 workers will be in office full-time by January, DOT removes DJT Adopt A Highway sign.


The burger at Raoul's
The burger at Raoul’s

It’s day three of the heat wave and other than quick trips outside to walk the dog, we’re coping by staying indoors in front of a fan or in air-conditioning, and drinking copious amounts of water. If you’re also housebound because of the heat but kind of missing the outdoors, live vicariously through ActionKid‘s Walking Canal Street video, in which he walks the entirety of Canal from West Street in Hudson Square all the way to Seward Park on the Lower East Side. ActionKid is a New Yorker named Kenneth Chin, whose videos you might’ve seen last year as he walked the city during the lockdown. (ActionKid)

Speaking of the heat wave:

Please try your best to stay cool and inside today but also check out the CDC‘s warning signs and symptoms of heat-related illness, just in case. (If you do have to go outside, treat yourself to some gelato at M’o Gelato, on Mulberry just above Broome!)

Thrillist recently named their 25 Best Burgers in NYC and not one but two of the burgers in our area made the cut: Lure Fishbar‘s fast food-inspired burger, which is served with bacon jam, and Raoul‘s burger au poivre, which tastes as luxurious as it should given its $30 price tag. (Thrillist)

The NYC Pride March was virtual again this year, but the unaffiliated Queer Liberation March went ahead on Sunday and was met at Washington Square Park with what looked like unwarranted aggression from the NYPD. (Gothamist)

Despite majority support in the state legislature, it sure looks like New York State Democrats are giving up on passing Medicare for all yet again due to pressure from unions and insurance companies. (Jacobin)

Wish we were all living it up like this hedgehog right now! (milesandwillows)