Today’s News

Trump’s Flight Prompts Delays, and Grumbles, at La Guardia Airport While President-elect Donald J. Trump was already disliked by many New Yorkers, he did not win any new fans in his hometown on Thursday when his flight to the inaugural festivities in Washington snarled air traffic at La Guardia Airport. (New York Times)

Nonprofit that runs deadly ‘exploding radiator’ building racked up 185 violations Investigators for the state Senate Independent Democratic Conference found that 1055 University Ave. in The Bronx had 185 unresolved violations, the most of any of the so-called “cluster sites” that the city leases for homeless families. (New York Post)

Nonprofit that runs deadly ‘exploding radiator’ building racked up 185 violations

Two guys’ night out at strip club turns into $75M lawsuit An $800 “he said-she said” over a night out for two pals at a Midtown strip club has ballooned into a $75 million Manhattan lawsuit. (New York Post)

Two guys’ night out at strip club turns into $75M lawsuit

Cuomo proposes selling CUNY building to ‘offset’ state support The building, at 450 West 41st Street, used to house Hunter College’s Master of Fine Arts program. The college still uses it, but the state owns it. (Politico New York)

Six Blocks, 96 Buildings, Zero Shootings: New Recipe at the Queensbridge Houses On Thursday, Queensbridge — the largest housing project in the United States, and a social caldron a generation ago — marked its 365th day without a shooting. (New York Times)

Six Blocks, 96 Buildings, Zero Shootings: New Recipe at the Queensbridge Houses

Man Who Scampered Off With $1.6M in Gold Caught At Beach Resort The suspect who scampered off with $1.6 million in gold flakes from the back of an armored truck in Midtown and is a suspect in at least seven other crimes in the Big Apple in 2016 was captured in a beachfront resort in his native Ecuador, police said. (DNAinfo)

Man on Parole for Burglary Breaks Into Home on His Block, Prosecutors Say A man on parole for burglary was arrested after he broke into a home on his block two days after his release, prosecutors said. (DNAinfo)

Mayhem

Woman dies after jumping from Columbia dorm The 23-year-old woman jumped around 1:30 a.m. and landed on the sidewalk in front of the Broadway residence hall, leaving her critically injured. (New York Post)

Woman dies after jumping from Columbia dorm

Heartless crooks caught on video robbing 9-year-old boy shopping at Brooklyn Target The young victim was captured on video carrying what looked like a multi-colored lightsaber, minutes before he was held up outside a Target store at the Atlantic Terminal about 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 10, police said. (The Daily News)

Food & Drink

A Mazelike Trail to Tibet at Lhasa Fast Food in Queens For some diners, the more tortuous the journey, the more miraculous the meal. But the cooking here would be worth seeking out even if it were served in a sleek food hall in Midtown Manhattan. (New York Times)

Inside the West Village’s St. John’s Terminal before its redevelopment One of the West Village’s remaining industrial pockets is in the midst of a big transformation (Curbed)

Ichimura 2.0 Will Cost $600 for Two Before Sake Super-expensive omakase is becoming the norm. (Eater)

Local Color & History

The History Hidden in the Walls The house that’s home to the Ear Inn produced many souvenirs of early New York when its owners dug up the basement. (New York Times)

A Crime-Fighting Robot That Looks Like R2-D2 is Patrolling 10th Avenue A crime-detecting robot rolled down the sidewalk in front of Marquee nightclub on 10th Avenue Thursday morning, emitting futuristic noises and drawing in curious passersby. (DNAinfo)

A Brief History Of Delmonico’s, New York City’s First Restaurant The locations and owners changed hands many times over the years, and the current iteration of Delmonico’s has no connection to the original beyond the name and the luxurious location, which faithfully replicates the subdued grandeur of a bygone era. (Gothamist)

A Brief History Of Delmonico’s, New York City’s First Restaurant

Business

Williamsburg’s newest hotel is now open The eight-story Williamsburg Hotel has 150 rooms (Curbed)

Whole Foods to Open a Lower-Priced ‘365’ Store in Brooklyn Grocery store will be on ground floor of 300 Ashland Place tower, next to Brooklyn Academy of Music. (Wall Street Journal)

Brooklyn’s newest Target will open in City Point on January 29 The Downtown Brooklyn megaproject will get a “flexible format” version of the chain. (Curbed)

Brooklyn Brewery, Known Worldwide, Isn’t Leaving Its Williamsburg Home Brooklyn Brewery, which has grown from a dubious notion into a beer brand known around the world in less than 30 years, has decided not to abandon its longtime home in Williamsburg. (New York Times)

Real Estate & Development

250-Key Westin Hotel Planned at 13-Story Mixed-Use Project at 137-61 Northern Blvd Late last year, Century Development Group signed an agreement with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to bring a 250-key Westin hotel to the mixed-use project planned at 137-61 Northern Blvd. (NY YIMBY)

250-Key Westin Hotel Planned at 13-Story Mixed-Use Project at 137-61 Northern Blvd

Photos: 111 Murray The tower has surpassed the half way mark for height, as concrete superstructure reaches the 36th floor. (Field Condition)

Nine Stories of Affordable Housing Headed for 1350 Bedford Ave. A long-vacant lot at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Pacific Streets in Crown Heights is set to become a nine-story affordable rental building. (NY YIMBY)

Revealed: 68-Key Hotel at 105 North 13th Street, Williamsburg The large, arched windows are clearly meant to mimic the look of the neighborhood’s aging factories, but the balconies and setbacks give the building a feel akin to a more suburban hotel. (NY YIMBY)


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