Roberta’s Gets Torture Threats After Being Linked to Fake ‘Pizzagate’ Story A 24-year-old worker who answered the phone at Roberta’s Moore Street restaurant on Dec. 1 at 11:15 a.m. was told, “You are going to bleed and be tortured,” according to police.
Woman Throws Display Case During Fight Inside American Apparel A woman busted for trying to steal beauty products from a cosmetics shop last month was arrested again for throwing a fiberglass display case at another woman inside the American Apparel on Court Street after the two got into an argument, police said.
‘F–k Allah’ Subway Graffiti Investigated as Hate Crime by NYPD Graffiti with the message, “F–k Allah” was found on a subway bench in the Fort Hamilton Parkway station.
Police seize two dozen roosters and chickens, cock-fighting paraphernalia from basement Cops swept into the basement of a nondescript Bronx building and seized two dozen roosters and chickens, as well as cock-fighting equipment, authorities said.
Student grabs, harasses transgender teacher at Murry Bergtraum High School “Yo, tranny, do you have any food for me?” the teen said before grabbing the teacher’s chest.
City to Study Potential Fixes for Flood-Prone ‘Lake Grimsby’ The city will study potential solutions to stop Grimsby Avenue in Midland Beach, dubbed “Grimsby Lake” by residents, from flooding after every rainfall.
Two tots dead after radiator explodes in apartment building Two baby sisters were killed when a faulty radiator turned their Bronx apartment into a “steam room” Wednesday.
Driver, passenger shot in Brooklyn attack A gunman shot and critically wounded one man and injured a second in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Man wanted for groping woman at Manhattan subway station As she boarded the train, the man approached from behind, grabbed her buttocks and ran off, according to authorities.
Man tries to stab commuter over power outlet on S.I. Ferry A fight over a power outlet on the Staten Island Ferry ended with one commuter trying to stab another, cops said.
Armed robbers steal $2K cash, cell phones from Bronx deli An armed duo stuck up a deli in the Bronx, taking $2,000 cash as one of the robbers shoved a gun in the store clerk’s face early Tuesday, police said.
Man bites Fire Department worker Police arrested a man who bit a Fire Department worker on the corner of Bay 23rd Street and 86th Street.
American Apparel to Close Tribeca Store American Apparel is handing out pink slips to workers at nine of its stores, including its outlets in Georgetown and Tribeca, this holiday season.
Seven Writers on Their Favorite Bookstores Book Critic Dwight Garner describes why The Strand is his favorite book store.
Food & Drink
The Gray Mare, a Polished Pub for a Fancier East Village The Gray Mare, formerly Dempsey’s Pub, has become a bit more upscale, offering small craft beers, a new menu and a new ambience.
In Greenpoint, a donut shop pays tribute to old-school Brooklyn Polish expats, hipsters and police officers break bread every morning at Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop, a bustling bakery with counter seating, serving an eclectic mix of donuts, pastries, milkshakes and egg creams.
Shake Shack Is the Future of Fast Food Breakfast Eater’s restaurant critic tries the breakfast dishes at the new Shake Shack geared toward Penn Station commuters.
New restaurant offers Thai Scotch Eggs “From what I could understand, there is curry and coconut milk involved, as well as sausage meat.”
Local Color & History
The Story behind Brooklyn’s Minerva Sculpture That Locks Eyes with the Statue of Liberty A statue of a strong, fearless woman—the Roman goddess of arts and war, Minerva—stands at Brooklyn’s highest point.
Real Estate & Development
Stapleton: Revitalizing Old Homes and Tired Blocks Despite the passion of home improvers, some parts of Stapleton look bleak, with vacant storefronts, litter and windows covered with bars.
Photos: 160 Leroy Concrete superstructure has reached the sixth floor at 160 Leroy, Ian Schrager’s curvy, 12-story condo building on the Hudson River waterfront.
(Photos: Google Street View)