Today’s News

Trump’s Son-In-Law Is Leaving His East Village Tenants in the Dark Con Ed is now threatening to turn off the electricity to common areas of a row of East 9th Street houses that Kushner owns for failing to pay $700.47 in electricity bills. (Village Voice)

A Rare Bird Flu Infects Cats In New York City Shelter A rare strain of bird flu has infected at least 45 cats in a Manhattan animal shelter, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. (NPR)

Thief of $1.6 Million in Gold Flakes Is Identified by Police The police identified the man who grabbed the pail from the back of an armored truck in Midtown Manhattan on Sept. 29 as Julio Nivelo. He is now believed to be in Los Angeles. (New York Times)

Gramercy Park will open its gates to all on Christmas Eve For one single hour on Christmas Eve, Gramercy Park will be open to all—no key required. (Curbed)

Gramercy Park will open its gates to all on Christmas Eve

Restaurateurs Arrested for Bribing Monitors Over Food Violations: Officials Three restaurateurs were arrested over Monday and Tuesday for bribing city monitors to not penalize them for violations including flies, handling food without gloves and keeping a lizard in a fish tank, officials said. (DNAinfo)

Martin Scorsese’s Nephew Arrested for Trying to Kick Down Door, DA Says Frank Scorsese, 41, whose father Frank Sr. is the brother of the famous “Goodfellas” director, was caught on camera trying to break into an East Raleigh Avenue home on Friday, according to a criminal complaint. (DNAinfo)

‘When It Rains Outside, It Rains Inside’: Tenants Say Notorious NYC Landlord Is Practicing ‘Construction as Harassment’ Tenants in the building have endured a combination of aggressive offers to pay them to leave and vacant apartments renovated in a way that leaves the building dirty, dysfunctional, and dangerous enough to make them want to leave. (Village Voice)


Bullet blasts through classroom window at Brooklyn high school Students at a Brooklyn high school got an education in ducking for cover when a bullet blasted through a classroom window and struck a bulletin board Tuesday, officials said. (The Daily News)

Passersby stop homeless man from raping drunken clubgoer in Manhattan A group of good Samaritans stopped a homeless man with a history of public lewdness arrests from raping a drunken clubgoer near Union Square over the weekend, police sources said. (The Daily News)

Man, 24, fatally shot on Bronx street corner A 24-year-old man was fatally shot in the back on a Bronx street corner Tuesday night, police said. (The Daily News)

Man, 24, fatally shot on Bronx street corner

73-Year-Old’s Nose Broken in Fight With Driver at Staten Island Mall A 73-year-old man had his nose broken during a fight with a driver who cut him off in the parking lot of the Staten Island Mall, prosecutors said. (DNAinfo)

Person falls on escalator, creating chain reaction at Brooklyn mall Witnesses said the escalator malfunctioned in front of Target. The malfunction caused several people to fall down in a chain reaction. (PIX 11)

Local Color & History

Cemetery for Jewish Immigrants Could Receive National Historic Designation A cemetery that opened more than 120 years ago to give religious burials to poor Jewish immigrants has been nominated to become a nationally important site. (DNAinfo)

On an East Side Corner, a Christmas Tree Vendor Offers Familiarity (and Spirits) Gilles Berube has traveled from Quebec to sell Christmas trees on the southwest corner of 57th Street and First Avenue for 19 years. (New York Times)

NYC’s best new architecture of 2016 Curbed presents the best new architecture – —reveals, makeovers, and conversions included— – of 2016. (Curbed)

NYC’s best new architecture of 2016

Food & Drink

Hawaiian-Style ‘Poke’ Grab-and-Go Restaurant Opening in TriBeCa Hawaiian-style poke — seemingly one of the city’s hottest food trends — is headed to TriBeCa. (DNAinfo)


Karl’s Klipper Bar to Leave St. George as Local Real Estate Market Heats Up Longtime Bay Street bar and restaurant Karl’s Klipper is closing its doors after a dozen years because its building is being sold. (DNAinfo)

Roots of Fight opens first-ever store in New York City Roots of Fight recently opened its first brick-and-mortar location featuring limited edition pieces from the Fight, Baseball, Basketball, and Football collection. (MMA Mania)

Real Estate & Development

Photos: 15 Renwick Designed by ODA Architects, the 11-story condo building features the firm’s continuing focus on an interplay of boxy forms for the building massing. (Field Condition)

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