Good morning and happy Thursday! We’re waking up to the chance of showers this morning — and then more rain through the late afternoon and evening. Take an umbrella out with you today…

On a more sunny note… Did you know that nestled between glass and steel, Hell’s Kitchen walk-ups are perfect locations for solar panels — and this co-op just installed them? Read more…

Solar Panel Installation Hell's Kitchen

On a corner site on 8th Avenue and W46th Street, work has begun on what will be a 1,067ft tower housing a hotel, an observation deck — and Manhattan’s first theme-park style “drop ride.” Read more…

Wall-E Building 8th Avenue

What we’ve been reading

Rat sightings in New York are still on the increase. (New York Daily News)

Are you ready for the David Bowie World Fan Convention in Hell’s Kitchen? (Icon Vision)

Check out the city’s most searched-for neighborhoods. (Streeteasy)

So, where exactly is Midtown South? (Commercial Observer)

Researchers say there are five types of work day — who knew? (Bloomberg)

Freeze Frame

Peter Shankman Lincoln Tunnel

Thank to Peter Shankman for this sunset view over the Lincoln Tunnel last night. “Another day draws to a close, and the suburban exodus begins outside my window,” he said on Instagram.

Happy birthday to Eduardo Castillo, Marco Druzetich and Antonino Condorelli.