News

Skip Strippers Next Time You’re Here, Bronx Official Urges Odell Beckham Jr. The Bronx Borough President sent a letter to Mr. Beckham and his friend Von Miller of the Denver Broncos, who was also at Sin City Cabaret in the South Bronx when the pinkie ring went flying.

Health Department probing case of Legionnaires’ disease on Staten Island A single case of Legionnaires’ disease, a form of pneumonia, is being investigated at The Brielle at Seaview, an assisted living facility, the city Department of Health confirmed Tuesday.

Trump Village residents ecstatic their home has 45th president’s name “It’s Trump Village, and it’s going to stay Trump Village,” said resident Tony, who declined to give his last name. “I’m pro-Trump, this is America. Everybody here loves him, we voted for him.”

Mayhem

2 Construction Workers Killed in Queens Crane Accident Two construction workers were killed Tuesday when a crane snapped and the 6,500-pound beam it was hoisting crushed them, city officials said.

2 use gun, claw hammer to smash glass in violent Manhattan jewelry store robbery Around 10:45 a.m. Monday, two people went into the Jaeger-LeCoultre jewelry store at Madison Avenue between East 62nd Street and East 63rd Street.

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Real Estate & Development

City makes final land buy in long-delayed Booklyn waterfront park The de Blasio administration will shell out $160 million to buy the 11-acre former CitiStorage warehouse site, which sits in the center of 27 acres of land the city needs to finish building Bushwick Inlet Park.

Developer wants to rezone two Crown Heights properties to build a pair of larger, taller buildings The 400,000-square-foot building, which would front along the entire block of Franklin Avenue between Crown and Montgomery streets, is set to include 390 units. Of those apartments, 105 would have below-market rents.

AKA Wall Street Located in the heart of the Financial District, the development offers 132 fully furnished studio, 1 and 2 bedrooom long stay suites in the newly renovated and expanded 84 William Street.

Local Color & History

What 40 Wall St. tells us about the man who will soon be overseeing financial regulatory agencies According to a story published by Bloomberg News in June, “since Donald Trump took over 40 Wall St. in 1995, prosecutors have filed criminal charges against at least 29 people connected to 12 alleged scams tied to the building.”

Fate of UN Plaza Hotel’s glitzy postmodern interiors is up in the air For the past few months, a dedicated group of preservationists and activists has been campaigning for landmark status for two interior spaces within the hotel: its glittering lobby, topped with a octagonal dome; and the Ambassador Grill, located on a lower level and outfitted in more mirrors, more marble.

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Food & Drink

Slurping the Anglo-Japanese Ramen at Wagamama NYC Eater’s senior critic takes a first look at Manhattan’s newest noodle chain

The Best Burgers From Each of the 50 States: JG Melon The burger starts as a seven-ounce ball of fresh beef that is pressed gently on a flattop right in a kitchen at the center of the bar. Expect a thick, beefy burger with a nice griddle char that absolutely gushes with juices upon first bite.

Gun Hill Tavern Opens in the Bronx There’s a burger at this South Bronx newcomer to be sure, but with a menu that also features shrimp po’ boys, vegetable quesadillas and a pulled-pork Cuban sandwich, it’s not your everyday neighborhood spot.

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