Today’s News

Heartless postal worker busted for stealing cash, kid’s letter to Santa A Postal worker stole thousands of dollars a week rummaging through New Yorkers’ mail, but the cash and gifts she pilfered weren’t enough, the feds said — the USPS sorter was so heartless she also stole a child’s letter to Santa. (New York Post)

Why a Massive Boiler Has Blocked Manhattan Traffic for a Year

Why a Massive Boiler Has Blocked Manhattan Traffic for a Year A temporary boiler blocking part of West 50th Street in Manhattan could remain a nuisance for another eight months, even though a contractor was supposed to remove the heating equipment by the end of January. (NBC New York)

Obama administration urged to protect Manhattan co-op’s affordable housing One of the last bastions of affordable housing in the heart of Manhattan is in danger of being lost if the Obama administration doesn’t move quickly, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. (The Daily News)

Obama administration urged to protect Manhattan co-op’s affordable housing

Teens play bumper cars with stolen vehicles in parking lot Police are looking for three teens who broke into several vehicles sitting inside a New York Botanical Gardens parking facility and used them as bumper cars — causing more than $60,000 in damage, authorities said. (New York Post)

Men Targeted Queens Center Mall’s Zales Store On Three Separate Occasions Police are looking for three men who ripped off a Queens jewelry store on separate occasions. (CBS News)

Food & Drink

Live Stream Restaurant Opens The Louisiana-inspired restaurant is apparently New York’s first live broadcast restaurant. (Eater)

This Williamsburg Cafe Is Selling $9 Unicorn Lattes Something called a “unicorn latte” being served at a cafe in Williamsburg that’s named after Montauk is almost too-good-to-be-Portlandia. (Gothamist)

‘Golden Girls’-Themed Cafe Teases Opening with Photos of Sassy Decor Galore Rue La Rue Cafe has photos, costumes, and even an Emmy (Eater)

‘Golden Girls’-Themed Cafe Teases Opening with Photos of Sassy Decor Galore

‘Home Frite’ French Fry Shop Coming to Brooklyn Owners of Home Frite, which serves hand-cut fries with gourmet sauces, are planning their first brick-and-mortar on Bedford Avenue. (DNAinfo)

Mayhem

Police searching for two men after gunpoint robbery in Dongan Hills Police were searching for two men Tuesday night after an apparent gunpoint robbery in Dongan Hills. (Staten Island Advance)

2-month-old clinging to life after suffering rib, leg fractures A 2-month-old baby girl is fighting for her life after being brought to a Bronx hospital on Tuesday with a slew of serious injuries, sources said. (New York Post)

Cops searching for man who slugged woman in Burger King A man randomly socked a woman in the face in a Flatbush Burger King last week, cops said. (New York Post)

Cops searching for man who slugged woman in Burger King

Business

What to do and eat in Forest Hills, Queens: Browse the shelves at Royal Collectibles The comic shop, at 96-01 Metropolitan Ave., has been open since 1992 and just so happens to be in Spider-Man’s hometown. (amNew York)

Venue for 35-and-Up Crowd to Play ’70s, ’80s and ’90s Jams A yet-to-be-named venture will offer a mix of live and recorded music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, in addition to Broadway tunes and some modern songs. (DNAinfo)

Local Color & History

Giving Back a ‘Stolen’ Property to the Original Manhattanites Jean-Louis Goldwater Bourgeois, a wealthy activist, wants to turn a house in the West Village into a prayer center. (New York Times)

Giving Back a ‘Stolen’ Property to the Original Manhattanites

Real Estate & Development

Historic Upper West Side mansion designed by C.P.H. Gilbert finds a buyer at auction The Kleeberg Residence has been on and off the market since 2012 (Curbed)

Robert A.M. Stern’s 54-Story 520 Park Avenue Takes Its Place on the Skyline When complete, the building, developed by Zeckendorf Development, will rise 54 marketed stories to a height of 737 feet, according to the latest building permit. (NY YIMBY)

Permits Filed: Eight Stories of Supportive Housing for the Homeless at 902 Jennings Street, Crotona Park East Supportive housing serving homeless victims of domestic violence is coming to Crotona Park East, in the southwestern Bronx. (NY YIMBY)


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