Happy Thursday. Looking out the window the trees are telling us that it’s fall, but the afternoon temperature of 79 degrees is not at all seasonal!

However, one thing for sure is that it’s pumpkin season. Thanks to all the readers who took the time to share their Hell’s Kitchen seasonal treats with us. Pumpkin treat list here…

Congratulations to Holly-Anne Devlin of Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Action Committee and Joe Restuccia of Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Coalition, who were honored as Most Valuable Partners yesterday at the Annual Meeting of Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance for their services to the community during the pandemic. Details here…


What we’ve been reading

Aussie climate change billboards in Times Square are a joke. (The Guardian)

Wollman Ice Rink is back in Central Park in November — under new management. (amNY)

Two schools on W48th Street get top ranking in the city. (Patch)

NYPD’s Midtown North Precinct on W54th Street spent the most per officer on overtime in 2020 — did we feel safer? (Bloomberg)

George Hahn reminisces with Jerry Seinfeld about the Westway Diner. (ExtraTV)

Freeze Frame

We’re constantly frustrated by not being able to find a Citi Bike on the far west side. Next time we are searching, we’ll head to Rudy’s. We’ve no idea why it became home to four of the blue chariots yesterday evening.

Happy Birthday to Willow Toner Grey.