Beloved Wine Bar New Owners + Boxing Therapy

Hello and happy Tuesday. Well, that was an interesting start to the day. Pink skies at sunrise accompanied by rain beating against the window and flash flood warnings on the phone!

We would like to propose a toast! Beloved Hell’s Kitchen wine and cheese bar Casellula is preparing to partner with well-established neighborhood wine bar brand Vin Sur Vingt as its new operator. Read more…

Think boxing is just throwing a punch blindly? Think again. On W37th Street where Title Boxing once ruled, a new contender has entered the ring – the Victory Boxing Club, where owner and operator John Snow trains everyone from busy executives to recovering patients, with a focus on the psychology behind every swing and jab – and the motto “you don’t have to be in my ring for me to be in your corner”. Read more…

What we read

Columbia University dips in rankings as questions are raised over data. (gothamist)

Congestion pricing is at a crossroads as cross-party opposition tries to rein in the governor. (NY Politics)

A new redistricting map is due to be released on September 22. (Gotham Gazette)

Architects talk about the changing New York skyline. (inner hook)

New York State’s pandemic emergency powers have finally expired. (New York now)


Hell’s Kitchen’s spotted lanternfly infestation peaked yesterday afternoon. In the 1950s and around Waterline Square, we saw hundreds crawling and flying. We saw building staff spraying, stomping with brooms, and even vacuuming up the pests. What was your experience? Do you have any tips for getting rid of it? We will update our advice tomorrow.

Happy birthday to Sam Hysell.

Don’t forget to vote for the W42ST Best of Awards 2022 – sponsored by Wells Fargo and supported by Intrepid Museum and the Durst Organization. Vote here…


Elisha A. Tilghman