News

Sunset Park library redevelopment wins community’s support The project will bring 49 affordable apartments and a new library space to the site.

$4.5M Overhaul of LIC Park Ignores Rundown Tennis Courts, Parents Say Dutch Kills Playground is set to get a $4.5 million makeover that will include all new play equipment and refurbished bathrooms — but the part of the park used for a popular tennis program was left out of the renovations, local parents say.

Bakery Internship, Art Program Create Safe Haven for Youth After Election Sweet Generation, a First Avenue bakery with a social justice streak, is using its internship program to give city youth a voice and a safe haven after an election that has left them fearful.

Mayhem

$60K in Apparel Stolen From Versace’s SoHo Shop Three bandits stole $60,000 worth of merchandise from Versace’s store in SoHo early Monday morning after smashing a brick through the front door, police sources said.

Elderly Woman’s Wrists Fractured After Being Shoved From Behind In Brooklyn Police are looking for a woman who allegedly shoved an 88-year-old woman to the ground last week, fracturing both of her wrists.

SUV Stolen with 3-Month-Old Baby Inside While Mother Gets Coffee A woman’s SUV was stolen with her 3-month-old son inside after she left the vehicle running to grab a cup of coffee at a New Springville Dunkin’ Donuts, police say.

Bronx mother finds 19-year-old son shot to death in his bedroom A Bronx mother found her 19-year-old son fatally shot in his bedroom Sunday afternoon — just a month after his father’s funeral, police and loved ones said.

Real Estate & Development

“Monk” star buys UWS apartment with giant terrace for $4M Tony Shalhoub, the actor who played the lead character on USA’s “Monk,” has just bought an apartment at 15 West 81st Street for nearly $4 million, according to city records.

Waterfront property in Greenpoint hits market for $60 million Quadrum Global aims to sell parcel where a vacant two-story warehouse could be cleared to make way for about 180,000 square feet of residential space.

8-Story, 97-Unit Residential Building Filed At 89-07 148th Street, Jamaica Four detached wood-frame houses near downtown Jamaica may bite the dust for a sizable residential building.

Scoping Out The Views From 13-Story 207W79, Under Construction 207 West 79th Street is located on the north side of the street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue in the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District.

Park Slope Brownstone With Original Details, Rental Units Asks $3.7 Million The listing for this house — a landmarked five-story brownstone at 914 President Street in Park Slope — offers only a glimpse of the interior, but it’s a pretty tantalizing glimpse.

Local Color & History

50 Years Ago, Truman Capote Hosted the Best Party Ever When Capote summoned his pals for a night of dancing, he was as famous as he would ever be, and flush with the profits from his critically acclaimed best-selling nonfiction book “In Cold Blood.”

Original Men in Black Preserves Images of NYC in the ’90s: Stills of the movie from the 1990s.

An odd 1848 building known as Odd Fellows’ Hall At a dedication of the building in 1849, a large procession marched down Broadway, blocking all omnibus traffic, until it reached Grand Street amid cheering and music, according to The Evening Post on June 5.

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Food & Drink

Drink Like A Space-Age Bounty Hunter At Bushwick’s New Jupiter Disco Hiding behind a grimy brick front on Flushing Avenue, Jupiter Disco is the kind of place you’d expect to find while searching for a gangster who could smuggle you to Phobos.

(Photo: Google Street View)

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