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Locals Want Coney Island Creek To Be Designated A Superfund Site If locals get their way, the notoriously polluted Coney Island Creek just might become Brooklyn’s third Superfund Site.

Locals Want Coney Island Creek To Be Designated A Superfund Site

MTA Races to Finish 2nd Avenue Subway as Deadline Looms After nearly a century of planning and discussion, the Second Avenue subway line will start as an extension of the Q line, with three new stations at 72nd, 86th and 96th Streets.

Businesses surrounding Trump Tower’s ‘frozen zone’ taking a hit The small businesses surrounding Trump Tower are taking a beating from the “frozen zone” and heavy security protecting the president-elect.

Vanishing?: Peter McManus The great and beloved Peter McManus pub has been at 7th Avenue and 19th Street in Chelsea since 1932. Now we hear it may not have much longer.

Just Another Day at the Food Pantries That Help the Bronx Survive Felicia Odu-Okon, who with her husband operates a food pantry at The Word of Life Church in the Longwood section of the Bronx, spends her Saturday mornings loading people’s shopping carts with bags of potatoes and frozen meat.

Mayhem

Rapper tied to Wu-Tang Clan shot Solomon Childs, whose real name is Ryan Dale, was struck on Forest Avenue and taken to the hospital, sources said.

Rapper tied to Wu-Tang Clan shot

Police charge 21-year-old with murder of Queens man following beef over stolen money A 21-year-old gunned down in bed beside his girlfriend was killed over $1,200 in stolen cash, sources said Monday.

Seven Injured, One Seriously, In Brooklyn Crash Sources say the striking vehicle lost control and hit several vehicles and one pedestrian at Farragut Rd. and Albany Ave.

One Man Dead, Another Critical In Bronx Double Shooting Police discovered a 41 year old male deceased from at least one gunshot wound.

Business

‘The Glass Room’ In SoHo Will Make You Want To Burn Your iPhone Set up like a tech store, The Glass Room—spearheaded by the Berlin-based Tactical Technology Collective and Mozilla—features a variety of art pieces dedicated to visualizing how data is sourced from the unsuspecting public, and how sinister its use can be.

A look inside Kickstarter’s Brooklyn office The office has its own solarium, which allows for plenty of natural light, greenery, and even a tiny river when it rains.

Local Color & History

An Unpretentious 19th Century Building Holds Its Corner in Cobble Hill The low scale, mixed-use building at 385 Henry Street in Cobble Hill is a modest 19th century survivor that has managed to hold onto its corner lot over the centuries.

An Unpretentious 19th Century Building Holds Its Corner in Cobble Hill

Real Estate & Development

A DUMBO Penthouse With Views of Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges It has eye level views of the uptown/downtown Manhattan skyline, statue of liberty, east river, and the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse Almost Complete, 1 Hotel Set To Open in 2017 One of Brooklyn’s most controversial developments, the Pierhouse condos and 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge Park, is almost done and is ready for its closeup.

10-Story, 18-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed in Jamaica TCX Development has filed applications for a 10-story, 18-unit mixed-use building at 148-12 Archer Avenue, in downtown Jamaica.

24 Stories of Senior Housing Planned on the Upper East Side Omega Healthcare has filed plans for a 24-story senior housing development at 1802 Second Ave, just as the MTA gets ready to open the nearby 96th Street station of the Second Avenue subway.

24 Stories of Senior Housing Planned on the Upper East Side

Rezoning of Bed-Stuy Sites for 286 New Apartments Gets Pushback from Locals A proposal to rezone properties along Franklin and Flushing avenues for two new apartment buildings was rejected by the community board amid concerns that the project would not cater to locals.

Photos: Columbia University Manhattanville Campus Construction is wrapping up at Renzo Piano’s Jerome L. Greene Science Center, the first building for Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus expansion.

Food & Drink

Festive French Charcuterie for the Holidays Le District, the French market in Battery Park City, is now selling a dazzling array of seasonal charcuterie made from pork, game, poultry and veal, along with its staples.

Chef Julieta Ballesteros to Open Latin-Influenced Tavo on Hudson Street Midtown workers and residents are about to get a new lunch option—La Esquina Taqueria, an offshoot of Soho’s La Esquina, is officially opening for business on Tuesday.
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