Good morning and happy Monday! We will be having some mid-morning showers — but currently the rest of the day is cloudy and dry. Temperatures peak just above 60 degrees.

Manhattan’s Community Board 4 has released its new Affordable Housing Plan, days after a revelation that the city has 90,000 rent-stabilized units sitting vacant. If implemented in full, it would protect or build 14,692 units in the “financially prohibitive” West Side. The Board calls for action on illegal demolitions, evictions and Airbnbs, and wants major changes to development rules to stop affordable homes being segregated in new developments and given lower-quality fittings. Read more…

Slaughterhouse site Two building towers, one for a hotel, the second for permanently affordable residential housing; includes relocated police parking

Local residents and business owners who oppose Gov. Kathy Hochul’s looming Penn Station-area redevelopment plan and its megatowers are trying a new tack in their resistance: coming up with a proposal of their own. Read more…

Layla Law Gisiko Penn

What we’ve been reading

A driver was stabbed in the back on W42nd Street on Saturday evening. (Eyewitness News)

Hochul and Zeldin will debate on Tuesday ahead of election. (New York Post)

From the Brill to the Dakota — what’s in a New York building name? (Untapped Cities)

Three high-achieving New Yorkers texted a cocaine delivery service. They all died from the illicit fentanyl that had been mixed into it. (WSJ)

Making Junior’s Cheesecake during a cream cheese shortage. (Business Insider)

Freeze Frame

Grandma Dog

Thanks for all the readers who submitted pictures from the Pier 84 Dog Run costume contest at the weekend. Maura Lynch sent this picture of “Grandma” who was winner of the contest that was judged by Council Member Erik Bottcher. Take a bow (wow!).

Thank you for your readership. If you can support our ongoing work to keep Hell’s Kitchen connected, updated and upbeat — please hit the button below.