Today’s News

Man found stuck in kitchen vent in Manhattan apartment A new resident of a Kips Bay building took an unusual route to his apartment early Tuesday — and wound up trapped in a woman’s wall. (The Daily News)

Un-Shoveled Rivington House Sidewalks ‘Another Insult’ to LES The developer flipping Rivington House, a nursing home for HIV/AIDS patients, for a luxury condo conversion added insult to injury by letting snow and ice cake the property’s sidewalks days after a snowstorm, according to a local official. (DNAinfo)

Un-Shoveled Rivington House Sidewalks ‘Another Insult’ to LES

2 Firefighters Hurt in Bushwick Residential Building Blaze A massive fire broke out on a residential Bushwick block Monday afternoon, injuring two firefighters, according to officials. (DNAinfo)

2 Firefighters Hurt in Bushwick Residential Building Blaze

Historic Harlem church wants judge to allow sale of building for $6M to condo developer A historic Harlem church wants a judge to let it sell its building to a condo developer in a deal that will allow the house of worship to keep operating on at least three floors of the new space. (The Daily News)

The Humans and Machines That Built New York’s Most Expensive Subway A peek underground to see the construction of the subway—controlled explosions, and lots of manpower and machinery—being carried out back in 2013, and again when it opened just a few days ago. (Motherboard)

Is Mike Myers’ New Pad Worthy of Austin Powers? Comedian Mike Myers appears to be the latest celebrity buyer at allegedly paparazzi-proof 443 Greenwich. (The Observer)

Hunters Point Library to open toward the end of summer The long-anticipated Hunters Point Library is scheduled to open toward the end of the summer, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announced on Facebook. (LIC Post)

Food & Drink

Stay Warm, New Yorkers. Eat Dumplings. New Yorkers have acquired an impressive array of tricks to handle the winter months. Mine is eating a dozen lamb and chive dumplings at Tian Jin Dumpling House, an unassuming stall tucked away into a basement food court in Flushing, Queens. (Roads & Kingdoms)

Stay Warm, New Yorkers. Eat Dumplings.

A New Sandwich Shop for Union Square A tempting lineup of sandwiches awaits at the compact new Make Sandwich shop from Spencer Rubin, who owns the Melt Shop chain. (New York Times)

Vanished: Greek Corner Coffee Shop Diner A goodbye sign in the window said they’d closed on December 31–“After exactly 36 years, 5 months, and 15 days.” (Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York)

Restaurants are popping up all over the South Bronx Star chef Douglas Rodriguez, known as the godfather of Nuevo Latino cuisine, is gearing up to open two new eateries this year at the anticipated Bruckner Market, at 9 Bruckner Blvd. (New York Post)

Restaurants are popping up all over the South Bronx


Box Truck Hits, Kills 85-Year-Old Man Crossing Street in Brooklyn A box truck struck and killed an 85-year-old man as he was crossing the street in Brooklyn, then fled the scene, police said. (NBC 4)

Brooklyn mom and her two sons slashed while fighting off attacker trying to enter their apartment The mom was sweeping outside her apartment, the door ajar, on Kings Highway near E. 98th St. in Brownsville just before 4 p.m. when the man rushed down a nearby stairwell and tried to barrel past her, police said. (The Daily News)


Two More Manhattan Diners Have Closed The Diner NYC in the Meatpacking District and The Greek Corner Coffee Shop in Chelsea join the list. (Eater)

LIC’s sole art supply store, which provides materials for major TV shows, is now employee-owned Artist & Craftsman Supply has been the only art supply store in such an arts-heavy neighborhood for three years, and last month, it made a change: it is now all employee-owned. (

Local Color & History

A walk down Manhattan’s first “block beautiful” Perhaps the first “block beautiful,” as it was called by a home design magazine around 1909, is the stretch of East 19th Street between Irving Place and Third Avenue. (Ephemeral New York)

Real Estate & Development

Built in Poland and shipped in pieces, NYC’s biggest modular hotel project is 55 percent complete Owned by Dutch hotel developer/operator Citizen M with Brack Capital Real Estate, the high-rise hotel at 185 Bowery is more than half done. (6sqft)

Built in Poland and shipped in pieces, NYC’s biggest modular hotel project is 55 percent complete

More details emerge for the new Center for Community and Entrepreneurship in Flushing, Queens Asian Americans for Equality selected JCJ Architecture and Leong Leong to design the Center for Community and Entrepreneurship, a business incubator and event space that will serve as a fulcrum for the neighborhood. (The Architects Newspaper)

Hidrock locks in $101M in loans for 31-story Midtown hotel Hidrock Properties just pulled off $100.5 million in loans for its new 31-story, 161-key Midtown hotel project. (The Real Deal)

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