Couple gets married at McSorley’s bar despite closure over rats After being shut down by the Department of Health — which found 42 rodent droppings and “conditions conducive to vermin and pest activity,” per a spokesperson — New York’s oldest bar, McSorley’s, opened its doors temporarily Friday morning to host a long-planned wedding for two of its regulars.
15 years later, Flight 587 crash ‘still feels like yesterday’ The passing of time has not erased the pain for Belkis Lora, whose brother was among the 260 people aboard Flight 587 when it crashed in 2001, killing everyone on the plane and five others on the ground.
World (or at Least Brooklyn) Stops for Lost Dog Every week, dozens of dogs and cats go missing in New York City. Over the next few days, Bailey somehow became a phenomenon, a cause, and in her rarefied corner of Brooklyn and beyond, a social media star.
Staten Island man charged with attempted arson after allegedly pouring gasoline on church Police arrested a would-be arsonist Saturday after he returned to a Staten Island church he’d allegedly doused with gasoline a half-hour earlier, cops said.
Man pushes straphanger onto tracks in Manhattan subway station A man pushed a straphanger onto the trackbed of a northbound 1 Train in Manhattan Sunday morning, officials said.
Man kept girlfriend prisoner in dirty Bronx home for three months under threat of death, cops say A man held his terrified girlfriend inside their squalid Bronx apartment at gunpoint for more than three months — threatening to kill her and her children if she ever stepped outside, police said Saturday.
Waffles and Pancakes, Then Violence, at the ‘Goodfellas’ Diner A violent incident occurs at a diner associated with Martin Scorcese’s Goodfellas.
Man beaten to death at Brooklyn methadone clinic after failing to hold door A 49-year-old man beaten to death outside a Brooklyn methadone clinic may have been attacked because he didn’t hold the door open for a woman who was exiting the facility, police sources said Saturday.
Elderly woman dies in high-rise fire A high-rise fire claimed a 73-year-old woman’s life in the West Farms neighborhood of The Bronx on Saturday night.
Food & Drink
Inside Wagamam, The Cult Japanese Chain Opening In NYC: On Wednesday, New York City gets its first location of Wagamama, the Japanese restaurant chain that got its start in London in the early ’90s.
Honky-Tonk Brunch Spot for Brooklyn’s Hellbounds Hank’s Saloon is a rare bird in Boerum Hill, an otherwise tony section of Brooklyn. The sofas are of uncertain vintage, the bathrooms are grimy, tangled string lights wind around pictures of the regulars who have passed away and the mirror behind the bar is blanketed with tattered band stickers.
Gentrification and the health care system have knock overnight hours off a Park Slope pharmacy’s door Starting Monday, Neergaard Pharmacy in Park Slope will no longer be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but will close at midnight every day.
Spinning Goes to the Movies at ImaxShift ImaxShift offers spinning classes, but they take place in front of a 40-foot-wide by 24-foot-high Imax screen.
Local Color & History
Manhattan Subway Passage Becomes Emotional Outlet After Election New Yorkers are finding catharsis for their post-election emotions in an unexpected place: a subway station. The street artist Matthew Chavez took sticky notes and a pen into the Sixth Avenue station at 14th Street and told passers-by to write messages to stick on the wall.