Today’s News

New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities Nancy Wiener, who sold Asian objects to Sotheby’s and Christie’s, surrendered to authorities and arraigned before being released. (Wall Street Journal)

Man Falls Into 15-Foot Deep Hole at Chelsea Construction Site A man was pulled to safety after falling down a 15-foot deep hole Wednesday afternoon at a Chelsea building under construction, officials said. (DNAinfo)

City shuts down illegal Airbnb hostel that doubled as concert hall The city shut down an illegal Airbnb rental that crammed eleven beds and a makeshift concert hall into a grimy commercial building in Brooklyn — five days after an Oakland warehouse fire killed 36 people. (NY Post)

Today’s News City shuts down illegal Airbnb hostel that doubled as concert hall

David Barton Gyms, Popular for Clubby Vibe, Suddenly Shut Down in NYC Fitness buffs are fuming after being left high and dry when David Barton gyms across the city suddenly shut down overnight. (NBC 4)

Mayhem

Homeless man cuffed in scuffle with Port Authority cops A homeless man with a criminal record tried to grab a cop’s gun inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown, sparking panic during Wednesday morning’s rush hour, police and witnesses said. (The Daily News)

Thief robs Bronx Chinese restaurant at gunpoint, takes off with undisclosed amount of cash He aimed the gun at a 49-year-old employee before going behind the counter and removing an undetermined amount of cash from the register, according to authorities. (The Daily News)

Food & Drink

Pretty Southern, Serving Gluten-Free Comfort Foods, to Open in Greenpoint The fried chicken and biscuits are available with or without gluten, as are the mac and cheese, potpies, several sandwiches and some of the desserts. (New York Times)

Business

New York City’s Tech Community Is Getting A $250 Million Home Base At Union Square Dubbed 14th @ Irving, it will feature classrooms and meeting spaces on the lower floors and flexible office space, designed for early-stage companies, spread across a dozen higher floors. (Fast Company)

New York City’s Tech Community Is Getting A $250 Million Home Base At Union Square

Toys ‘R’ Us to Open Store in Empire Outlets The toy store leased 3,300 square feet of space inside Empire Outlets and plans to have its store ready when the mall opens in 2017. (DNAinfo)

Real Estate & Development

With Demolition Underway, First Modular Housing Project on East Broadway is on Deck Time has come for 201-203 East Broadway, former headquarters of the United Hebrew Community. (Bowery Boogie)

With Demolition Underway, First Modular Housing Project on East Broadway is on Deck

Hidden Nomad rooftop cabin is NYC’s most unusual rental The cozy penthouse cabin is on the rental market for $4,200 (Curbed)

Trump’s son-in-law buys massive Dumbo lot for $345M Donald Trump’s son-in-law and right-hand man Jared Kushner on Tuesday closed a long-rumored $345-million deal to buy a city-block-sized vacant at Jay and Front streets, adding what will likely become a massive luxury housing complex to the developer’s already substantial portfolio of property in the nabe. (Brooklyn Paper)

520 Fifth Avenue Revealed, Ceruzzi’s New 71-Story Midtown Tower The building will rise 71 floors and 920 feet to its roof, with a design by Handel Architects. (NY YIMBY)


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