Good morning. It’s sunny, but cooler, today. Make sure to layer up as the temperatures will swing from a high of 65 this afternoon to 45 degrees later tonight. Enjoy this colorful fall Thursday…

West Side fans of Greek food and wine will have plenty to smile about when the Livanos family reopens Midtown go-to Molyvos beneath Manhattan Plaza on Friday. Read more…

Molyvos owner Nick Livanos at its new Manhattan Plaza location

After a violent act of hatred rocked Sikh playwright Sundeep Morrison’s community, they vowed to shine a light on the dark heart of America’s post-9/11 xenophobia and racism — pouring personal experience and political context into a powerful tale of the fatal consequences of bigotry in Rag Head, premiering Off-Broadway this Friday at Theatre Row. Read more…

Sundeep Morrison in their solo play Rag Head

What we’ve been reading

Staffing shortages mean that New Yorkers facing eviction aren’t getting the promised “right to counsel”. (Hell Gate)

Two years after hotels began to turn their lights back on, 46 New York properties with more than 10,400 rooms remain closed. (The Real Deal)

Here’s what’s happening with the local elections on November 8. (Chelsea News)

The Wollman Rink in Central Park is open for the season. (amNY)

Hot button topic! How many buttons should a man have undone on his shirt? (WSJ)

Freeze Frame

Can you shed any light on what was going on in the middle of 9th Avenue this week? The video above was in the @whatisnewyork “Can we get the final product?” feature. Do you know?

Happy birthday to Rob Kenner.