Good morning. There was a surprisingly nice start to the day (see Freeze Frame), but we can expect a cloudy Friday with it brightening up over the weekend. Time to get out and kick some leaves around…

A Hell’s Kitchen building which last sold for $77,000 is on the market for $26 million in an astonishing appreciation in value, and the culmination of a classic New York story of immigrant grit for a Greek couple who scraped together the money to buy it 49 years ago. Read more…

662 9th Avenue, up for sale for $26 million


You are cordially invited to attend the Litter Legion’s first fundraiser & social event as a registered nonprofit organization! This event will take place on Sunday, November 13th from 5-8pm at VIA 57 West. Mix & mingle with our volunteers to hear more about what the Litter Legion has accomplished while enjoying food from local restaurants. Beer and wine will also be provided. Registration is required. Please visit our event page on Humbler

The MTA is facing a new legal challenge from New Yorkers with disabilities — just months after the transit agency settled two other lawsuits that resulted in a commitment to add elevators or ramps at most subway stations by 2055. Read more…

subway wheelchair columbus circle

What we’ve been reading

Out of every dollar the gas tax suspension costs the state, less than 50 cents is going into New Yorkers’ pockets. (NYS Focus)

RealPage worked with some of the nation’s largest landlords to raise rents, says lawsuit. (Ars Technica)

Looking at Hurricane Sandy in pictures — 10 years on. (Gothamist)

The landlord’s view on all those smoke shops in NYC. (The Real Deal)

Ever wondered where the best places are to see the fall colors in Central Park? (Untapped Cities)

Freeze Frame

Gary Hershorn Friday Sunrise

Thank you to Gary Hershorn for this shot down W42nd Street this morning. He even managed to capture a bird flying across the street!

Happy birthday to Brian Mastroianni and Travis Rodgers.