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SpotCorner brings New Yorkers local news and updates happening near where they live, work and spend time. While it’s impossible to keep up with the news websites, blogs and other sources, we follow the latest news, crime, real estate updates, restaurant reviews, hidden histories and anything else to uncover what’s happening across the city.

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Pervert goes on groping spree, accosts 3 women in 30 minutes A perv accosted a trio of women during a 30-minute groping spree in the Bronx earlier this month, police said. (NY Post)5/24/18
Permits Filed for 893 Willoughby Avenue, Bushwick 5/24/18 The 55-foot tall structure will yield 11,920 square feet, with 7,840 square feet dedicated to residential use, and 1,350 square feet for an unspecified philanthropic institution on the ground floor and cellar. (NY YIMBY)5/24/18
A Huge Pastrami Sandwich in Queens — and Other Cheap Eats On a roll, the $6.50 sandwich was huge for the price, the meat nicely moist and spice encrusted, without having the smoky flavor you expect from pastrami. (Eater)5/24/18
Queens, N.Y., Residents Fight 3rd Homeless Shelter In Their Neighborhood The New York City Department of Homeless Services is moving forward with plans to convert a hotel into a shelter for homeless families in Blissville, Queens. (Here & Now) 5/24/18
Why is New York City trying to close a successful public high-needs school? New York City education officials want to close PS 25 in Brooklyn, a public school with a student population that is mostly minority and economically disadvantaged — even though the school does remarkably well academically. (Washington Post)5/24/18
The Newly Renovated Penn Station Men's Restroom Will Take Your Breath Away Located next to TGI Friday's on the main Amtrak concourse level, the restroom is now immaculately equipped to bear the quiet sighs and unspeakable horrors of the hundreds of thousands of human beings who squeeze through Penn Station's bowels every day. (Gothamist)5/23/18
42-year-old man dies after being stabbed six times on Staten Island Filroy Warner was visiting a third-floor apartment on Navy Pier Court near Front St. in Stapleton when he was stabbed by an attacker over six times in the chest and arms around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said. (NY Daily News)5/24/18
Permits Filed for 149 West 9th Street, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn The lot is currently paved, so demolition permits won’t be necessary. The estimated completion date has not been announced. (NY YIMBY)5/24/18
Demolition Wraps for Tree-Topped Skyscraper at 75 Nassau Street in the Financial District The activity will make way for Lexin Capital’s proposed 40-story residential skyscraper designed by ODA. (NY YIMBY)5/24/18
Bronx’s new hip-hop restaurant, Beatstro, a ‘callback’ to the ’70s Mott Haven’s roots are on display in the midst of a neighborhood rebranding with the opening of Beatstro, a dining and entertainment venue that boasts Bronx pride with graffiti art, soul food and hip-hop-influenced decor. (amNY)5/23/18
Junkies have turned $35M Bronx development into a shooting gallery A city-owned parking lot in the South Bronx that was transformed into a $35 million development has become a magnet for junkies who infest its outdoor plaza — and leave behind their used needles. (New York Post)5/23/18
YIMBY Visits Lower Manhattan’s Crowning Residential Penthouse at 30 Park Place Opened in 2016, the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed building has made a huge splash on the market. (NY YIMBY)5/18/18
Vandals scrawl confusing graffiti on Education Dept. headquarters in Lower Manhattan Vandals graffitied city Education Department headquarters at the historic Tweed Courthouse in Lower Manhattan with mysterious slogans. (NY Daily News)5/22/18
How One Cafe Is Making Vegan Food More Accessible Brooklyn’s Sol Sips is serving its community with sliding-scale pricing. (Eater)5/18/18
A history of the New York Public Library The history of the New York Public Library is as vital and various New York itself, so get ready to read between the lions. (6sqft)5/23/18
A Brooklyn Sports Bar Without a Home Team The Low Post, a basketball-centric sports bar and burger joint in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn with nostalgia-inspiring ’90s details. (New York Times)5/23/18
Beers, Bras and Fried Seafood In an attempt to drum up business during the early years at the South Street Seaport bar, Jeremy Holin started offering women $25 for their bras, which he would hang from the ceiling. (New York Times)5/23/18
Construction Update: The JACX Construction is underway at Tishman Speyer's two tower office development, The JACX, at 28-01 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. (Field Condition)5/22/18
Study looks at the tallest buildings ever demolished and confirms 270 Park Avenue will top the list The building was designed in 1960 by Natalie de Blois, a pioneer of American architecture and one of the few female senior designers at that time, for SOM. (6sqft)5/23/18
Behind the scenes at the United Palace, Washington Heights’ opulent ‘Wonder Theatre’ Originally known as the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre, the “Cambodian neo-Classical” landmark has served as a church and cultural center since it closed in 1969 and was purchased by televangelist Reverend Ike, who renamed it the Palace Cathedral. (6sqft)5/16/18
Nobody wants to buy 'Versailles in Manhattan,' a $19.75 million Upper East Side townhouse that has been on and off the market for 15 years "Versailles in Manhattan," an Upper East Side townhouse, has been on and off the New York real-estate market since 2003. (Business Insider)5/23/18
Taxi driver shot multiple times in Jersey City, official says A 34-year-old man was shot multiple times early Wednesday morning in the city's West Side neighborhood, officials said. (NJ.com) 5/23/18
Sharif El-Gamal’s 45 Park Place Begins Rise Into Lower Manhattan Skyline The skyscraper will soon rise 43 stories and 667 feet to its rooftop pinnacle, and is being developed by Sharif el-Gamal’s Soho Properties. (NY YIMBY)5/22/18
Jersey City pushing $180M plan to buy Bayfront site Jersey City is considering whether to buy the 100-acre Bayfront site on the Hackensack River waterfront, a potentially $180 million plan that Mayor Steve Fulop told council members would be an "aggressive" albeit expensive way to ensure a large amount of affordable housing on the city's west side. (NJ.com)5/23/18
Saint Lucy’s Church in Downtown Jersey City Among Most Endangered Places in New Jersey In Jersey City, St. Lucy’s is endangered due to its dwindling usage and its location downtown in the midst of frenzied real estate development. (Jersey Digs)5/23/18
“Heartbroken” Andy Cohen Ranted Over the Closing of This NYC Institution Where He Ate Daily

The Village Den diner shuttered on May 20 after 36 years of business in New York City's West Village, which happens to be where Andy Cohen calls home. (Bravo)

7 Secret Gardens Where You Can Find Reprieve in New York City: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden Created in 1953 by architect James Fanning, it was restored in the early aughts and includes fountains, marble bridges, and sculptures, all free to the public.5/22/18


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