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Sinkhole shuts down water, road in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn The street collapsed beneath the bus Tuesday afternoon, just moments after the last child was dropped off.

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Sinkhole shuts down water, road in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn

Trump Tower now touted as ‘the most secure building in Manhattan’ by brokers The city’s hot new amenity: the Secret Service living in your building!

Work on New York Wheel’s Parking Garage Slowed by Safety Fears The New York Wheel has delayed the opening of its full parking garage because safety concerns have slowed construction, the developer said.

Local Color & History

Who killed this pretty East Side model in 1937? Veronica Gedeon, a 20-year-old model, was found naked and strangled to death on a bed; her mother, Mary, had also been strangled.

Historic ‘End White Supremacy’ Sign Reinstalled The artist scanned and cropped the sign’s language to create one such text-based artwork, which was mounted on the exterior of New York’s Paula Cooper Gallery just around the time America elected its first black president until 2009.

Mayhem

Teen NYPD explorer robbed A teen volunteer in an NYPD youth program was robbed by two men who snatched a pair of handcuffs he was carrying early Tuesday in the Bronx, police said.

Third arrest made in Joseph Comunale murder in Manhattan Detectives are looking for Frederick Coleman and Tyrell Rozzell in the slaying of Salaya Figueroa at the Pink Houses on Wednesday.

Man fatally stuck by taxi while crossing Queens highway The victim was crossing the east-bound side of the four-lane highway near Northern Blvd. when he was clipped by the taxi about 11:15 p.m. Monday, officials said.

Car Thieves Pistol-Whip SUV Owner Before Escaping A pair of robbers in Staten Island pistol-whipped a man before stealing his wallet and SUV, police said.

Business

Beloved Cobble Hill Bookstore BookCourt Will Close After 35 Years BookCourt, one of the city’s loveliest independent bookstores, will close after 35 years on Court Street.

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Beloved Cobble Hill Bookstore BookCourt Will Close After 35 Years

PIX11 headed to Neville’s Trees on Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village after hearing about a Christmas tree for $1,000 Christmas tree prices in NYC reach $1,000

Food & Drink

Chicken and Waffles Spot Backed by Rapper Nas to Open Third Location A third location for the popular Williamsburg-based chicken and waffles spot Sweet Chick is coming to Prospect Heights this spring.

Dan Kluger Builds on His Past, at Loring Place The spacious double storefront from 1848, on the increasingly attractive stretch of Eighth Street west of Fifth Avenue, looks as if it was worth the wait.

Real Estate & Development

Brooklyn Cultural District’s 53-story rental unveils its swank amenities The Ashland offers perks like a rooftop terrace with Manhattan views.

Hotel Project Would Revive Embodiment of Jet Age at Kennedy Airport The Trans World Flight Center at Kennedy International Airport opened in 1962 and has stood largely empty since closing in 2001. A $265 million plan would revive the building as a public entrance to a 505-room hotel.

Staten Island’s most expensive home on sale for $6.3M If a sprawling 17,000-square-foot Todt Hill mansion sells for its $6.3 million price tag, it will be the most expensive home ever sold on Staten Island.

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Staten Island’s most expensive home on sale for $6.3M

Mystery demo heralds more big changes for Midtown block Rockefeller Group, which owns much of the south block front west of the Cort Theatre, has filed plans to demolish 148 W. 48th, a six-story building which until a few weeks ago housed a large GMC garage and a Num Pang sandwich shop.

Sir Anish Kapoor buys $13.5m Manhattan flat British Indian sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor has bought a $13.5 million apartment in the tallest skyscraper in TriBeCa – the building for which he designed the entrance sculpture.

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Sir Anish Kapoor buys $13.5m Manhattan flat

Expanding Queens Church Will Build Plaza to Appease Neighbors A church looking to build a bigger house of worship on Roosevelt Avenue is hoping to win over opponents of its expansion project by developing a public plaza with lights and a gazebo near 69th Street.

 

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