Good morning and happy Friday. Have you had a chance to look out the window yet? A couple of our readers did this morning and their view over the Hudson was amazing (you’ll have to wait until Freeze Frame to see…). Meanwhile, after the mists clear – we’re ready for another sunny November day with spring temperatures.

As they approach the first holiday season without their loved one, friends and family of Julio Ramirez have launched a seasonal fundraiser for a memorial bench dedicated to the New Yorker who died in mysterious circumstances in April after a night out in Hell’s Kitchen. Read more…

Julio Ramirez Mom Christmas

On your marks, get set and get ready for this year’s New York City Marathon, as over 50,000 runners from more than 90 countries prepare to sprint across the five boroughs this Sunday — and you can spot everyone from pro-running champions and celebrities to Hell’s Kitchen locals! Read more…

Hell's Kitchen marathon runner Joel Cadman

What we’ve been reading

“We had a difficult year with overall traffic fatalities.” Transportation Commissioner reacts to the increase in road deaths. (Gothamist)

Even Vornado doesn’t support Hochul’s plan for Penn Station now! (New York Post)

New York City will be using multiple techniques to ensure Sunday’s marathon is safe for both runners and spectators. (WWD)

Retailers once bent over backward to make returns easy so that people would keep shopping — now they are getting tougher. (WSJ)

Have you started planning for New Year’s Eve yet? Here are some ideas… (Travel Off Path)

Freeze Frame(s)

Nikolay Pokrovskiy Mist Fog Hudson River

Thanks to Nikolay Pokrovskiy for this highrise view over the Hudson River this morning. Another reader sent in her view from high on W42nd Street this morning too…

Fog Mist Hudson

Meanwhile, our friend Gary Hershorn was across the river in New Jersey sent us this picture…

Gary Hershorn Mist Hudson

And… before this misty magic arrived, our original Freeze Frame was going to be Gary’s picture from last night of drones combining to make a light show on the same river!

Heart Drones Gary Hershorn

“A heart is created by 500 drones over the skyline of lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center during an advertising promotion for Candy Crush in New York City, Thursday evening,” said Gary. More pics here…

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