Happy Thursday. We’ve got a seasonal newsletter for you today full of fall food and superheroes.

Hell’s Kitchen is world-famous for its comic book heroes — and today they return to the Javits Center at New York Comic Con. Prepare for a neighborhood geek out as anime characters mix with Trekkies and villains make friends with superheroes. More here (including a look back to Issue One of W42ST magazine)…

Prepare to wing your way to the best chicken places in Hell’s Kitchen. Thank you to all those who took the time to tell us about their fried chicken secrets. Here’s the list…


What we’ve been reading

As the Mayor considers the race for Governor, one Democrat says: “Osama bin Laden is probably more popular in Suffolk County than Bill de Blasio.” (New York Times)

Quick delivery businesses are snapping up small retail spaces in New York. (Bisnow)

New York City apartments are hot property again. (6sqft)

Chelsea features in this coolest neighborhoods in the world list — but who cares, when Hell’s Kitchen is obviously the hottest! (TimeOut)

Now’s your chance to help improve the designs and rules regarding permanent outdoor dining setups. (Gothamist)

Freeze Frame

Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks, it’s officially pumpkin season in NYC. That means pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin beer, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pasta, and more. We want to know your favorite spots in Hell’s Kitchen to get your pumpkin fixes for the season.

Share your pumpkin secret, and why. All entries will be put into a sweepstake for a $50 gift card to use at Red Poke on 8th or 9th Avenue. Closing date Monday, October 11, 2021. Enter here…

For inspiration, Kerry Byrne has been emailing us for the past 10 days about his love for the Pumpkin Donut at Amy’s Bread. He told us that “the most delicious thing in all of Manhattan” returned to 9th Avenue just last week.

Happy birthday to Chad MacDonald and Aoife Collins.