Today’s News

Donald Trump’s Childhood Home Goes to Auction President-elect Donald J. Trump’s childhood home in Queens is up for auction. (New York Times)

Donald Trump’s Childhood Home Goes to Auction

Plan for Safer Grand Street Is Coming This Spring The city’s Department of Transportation will present ideas on ways to make Grand Street safer for pedestrians and cyclists this spring, following several deaths along the street and demand for upgrades. (DNAinfo)

Man Snatches 20 Cellphones From Long Island City Store Police are looking for a man who robbed a cellphone store in Queensbridge earlier this month, taking off with hundreds of dollars in cash and 20 phones. (DNAinfo)

Man Snatches 20 Cellphones From Long Island City Store

For Female Inmates In New York City, Prison Is A Crowded, Windowless Room More than a hundred female federal inmates, sentenced to long term prison, have instead been stuck for years in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn where conditions violate international standards. (NPR)

For Female Inmates In New York City, Prison Is A Crowded, Windowless Room

Birth place of hip-hop turns into sewage nightmare for Bronx resident “You never know when it’s going to happen. Sewage just just comes up from my tub and toilet.” (PIX11)

Developer of Stalled Third Ave. Worksite Won’t Pay to Move Bus Stop A developer criticized for bringing a Third Avenue construction site to a standstill has avoided paying to move a bus shelter affected by it for months, according to a Department of Transportation official. (DNAinfo)

Local Color & History

10 Fun Facts About NYC’s New Second Avenue Subway Line First mentioned in 1919, the Second Avenue line has been the long-awaited messiah of the Upper East Side–and the over-taxed Lexington Avenue line. (Untapped Cities)

A Look at Isamu Noguchi’s Iconic Red Cube at 140 Broadway in Lower Manhattan At 140 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, Isamu Noguchi’s Red Cube stands out prominently against the backdrop of the soaring Brown Brothers Harriman high rise. (Untapped Cities)

A Look at Isamu Noguchi’s Iconic Red Cube at 140 Broadway in Lower Manhattan

Mayhem

Crew of Robbers Spray Store Employees with Substance After Swiping Items A group of robbers took thousands of dollars worth of electronics from two shops within minutes after distracting workers and then spraying them with an unknown substance, police said. (DNAinfo)

Thieves carjack man, 62, in Brooklyn, stealing $25G Two thieves carjacked a 62-year-old man in Brooklyn on Monday, forcibly tossing him out of his vehicle before taking off in it and stealing $25,000, police said. (The Daily News)

Real Estate & Development

The richest 1% of New York City residents are living in multimillion-dollar Frankenmansions To construct these Frankenmansions, some prospective buyers purchase multiple buildings at once, while others approach their neighbors to offer multimillion-dollar buyouts. (Business Insider)

The richest 1% of New York City residents are living in multimillion-dollar Frankenmansions

8th Ave. Retail Strip To Be Demolished For New Hotel, Plans Show A developer plans to demolish four vacant storefronts on Eighth Avenue to make way for a hotel. (DNAinfo)

8th Ave. Retail Strip To Be Demolished For New Hotel, Plans Show

Latest Designs for American Museum of Natural History’s New Gilder Center Released The new center, designed by Studio Gang Architects, is expected to open in 2020 at the 150th anniversary of the Museum and will become the latest addition to the cluster of ten buildings that make up the institution. (Untapped Cities)

Inside the Transformation of The Bruckner Building in the Bronx When developers Savanna and Hornig Capital Partners first looked at The Bruckner Building at 2417 Third Avenue in Mott Haven a few years ago, they saw a crumbling manufacturing building. (Commercial Observer)

Food & Drink

Meet The Unicorn Parade Milkshake, Now Offering Sugar Highs On The LES New Territories offers refreshingly high-quality takes on a couple of popular parlor goodies: Hong Kong-born “bubble” egg-waffle cones, and milkshakes outfitted with exciting, pretty crowns. (Gothamist)

Staten Island Pizza Stalwart Joe and Pat’s is Opening a Manhattan Outpost Legendary Staten Island pizzeria Joe and Pat’s is making its way to Manhattan. (Eater)

French Bakery Specializing in Almond Croissants Opens in the East Village A New Jersey bakery known for its flaky almond croissant has opened its first New York shop, where the proprietors hope to become a destination for pastry fanatics. (DNAinfo)

Business

Manhattan Dance Company Takes 11K-SF Space in Astoria for Studios Rioult Dance NY, a modern-dance company, has inked a 15-year, 11,000-square-foot deal for space at 34-01 Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens. (Commercial Observer)

 


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