Good morning and happy Friday. Were we the only ones that overheated yesterday afternoon? It really did get hot! More of the same today…

Over on 11th Avenue, Black developers, architects, builders and financiers have formed a dream team to develop a supertall skyscraper alongside Hudson Yards and the Javits Center. The 1,500-foot tower has not received critical acclaim so far. More here…

Our writer Alexandra Alexa has been researching all that’s happening in Hell’s Kitchen and the city for Halloween. Enjoy the list — and many of the best things are free! More here…


What we’ve been reading

Parcelle Wine store on W38th Street is opening a bar downtown. (Bowery Boogie)

It’s not yet business as usual for New York’s barber shops. (CNN)

Out of state drivers are not paying their NYC tickets. (Streetsblog)

Check out the new “old” look for the NYC Subway maps. (WSJ)

It’s time to dig out your wired headphones again — going wireless has become uncool. (Vogue)

Freeze Frame

If you cannot get along to New York City Wine and Food Festival at Pier 76 and Intrepid Museum this weekend — don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. W42ST’s favorite foodie, Michael Muñoz — The Kitchen Gaily, is taking over our Instagram Stories and sharing his weekend of food-filled fun!