Today’s News

Inspector Busted for Soliciting Bribe From Brooklyn Construction Site A city air pollution inspector was busted for soliciting a bribe from a Brooklyn construction site after threatening to impose a stop work order, officials said Wednesday. (DNAinfo)

Ex-judge helps alleged mobster facing trial because he liked the Italian food at his Bronx restaurant A retired judge says he agreed to help a suspected mobster awaiting trial only because he likes the food at his Bronx restaurant. (The Daily News)

Ex-judge helps alleged mobster facing trial because he liked the Italian food at his Bronx restaurant

Video shows NYPD cop punching man in head during arrest Video has surfaced of an NYPD officer punching a man in the head while on the ground during an arrest on New Years Eve morning in the Bronx. (New York Post)

Maria Pappas dies, owned Staten Island’s iconic Victory Diner For more than 30 years, Mrs. Pappas greeted patrons with a warm smile from behind the counter of the diner, a classic Staten Island institution. (Staten Island Advance)

Filmmakers Shoot ‘Alice in Wonderland’-Inspired Film at Chelsea Hotel Stepping into Gerald DeCock’s penthouse studio at the legendary Chelsea Hotel is like stepping into Wonderland, filmmaker Delfine Paolini says. (DNAinfo)

Remaking Kennedy Airport Is Governor’s Next Big Plan Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said on Wednesday that with a complete overhaul of La Guardia Airport underway, he wants to rebuild New York City’s other airport, John F. Kennedy International. (New York Times)

Mayhem

L.I.R.R. Crash in Brooklyn Injures More Than 100 At least 100 people were injured during the Wednesday morning rush hour when a Long Island Rail Road train derailed in Brooklyn. (NY Times)

Woman Found Dead in Apartment With Scarf Wrapped Around Neck A woman was found dead in bed in the Lillian Wald Houses Wednesday afternoon with a scarf wrapped around her neck and the door to her apartment ajar, according to law enforcement sources. (DNAinfo)

Woman Found Dead in Apartment With Scarf Wrapped Around Neck

Men Rob Bed-Stuy Real Estate Office at Gunpoint, Police Say Two men robbed a neighborhood real estate office at gunpoint, taking off with the employees’ watches and cash, police said. (DNAinfo)

Food & Drink

The Best Thing At This Bao Shop Is The Philly Cheesesteak The Bao Shoppe menu, unsurprisingly, offers a bunch of different baos, and there’s enough diversity within the category to keep things fresh over a number of visits. (Gothamist)

Sugarfish, L.A.’s Cult Sushi Mecca, Debuts in the Big Apple The proprietors of the 11-location Sugarfish chain as well as two hand-roll bars and the reservation-only Nozawa Bar have at long last set their sights on New York. (Village Voice)

Local Color & History

Centuries of New York History Prepare for a Move Caked in dust and dating back to 1674, the written records of a growing city are headed to new homes, to be preserved and made accessible to researchers. (New York Times)

Centuries of New York History Prepare for a Move

Before Trump Tower Was a Symbol, It Was Simply (And Not So Simply) Architecture WNYC’s experts were Paul Golberger, contributing editor at Vanity Fair; Justin Davidson, architecture critic of New York magazine; and Michael Sorkin, author of multiple books on architecture. (WNYC)

Business

Amazon is opening a physical book store in New York City in 2017 Amazon Books plans to open location in the Shops at Columbus Circle mall area in Time Warner Center. (The Verge)

Amazon is opening a physical book store in New York City in 2017

Real Estate & Development

Construction Progressing at 3-Building, 76-Unit Mixed-Use Redevelopment at 1875 Broadway, Bushwick The new building, with 7,019 square feet of community facility space, is part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Our Lady of Lourdes convent. (NY YIMBY)

$40M Brooklyn Heights home now being offered as pricey rentals It held the title of Brooklyn’s priciest home for sale for nearly two years (Curbed)

 


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