Today’s News

Playboy Is Opening a New Bunny-Filled Club in New York Playboy Club will have a lounge, game room, and restaurant. (Eater)

Manhattan Jail That Holds El Chapo Is Called Tougher Than Guantánamo Bay The Metropolitan Correctional Center, the high-security prison at 150 Park Row in Lower Manhattan, has housed some of New York’s highest-risk federal defendants. (New York Times)

Mafia queen pleads guilty to smuggling cocaine through Queens restaurant The wife of a mob-connected Queens restaurant owner who trafficked drugs admitted on Monday to pushing the narcotics through the eatery’s basement. (The Daily News)

Mafia queen pleads guilty to smuggling cocaine through Queens restaurant

Homeowners forced to pay over $1K a year just to sit on steps Nearly three dozen property owners in Boerum Hill say they are being charged more than $1,000 a year just to use the steps leading to their homes. (New York Post)

Homeowners forced to pay over $1K a year just to sit on steps

First glimpse of new Staten Island ferryboats An early rendering offers a glimpse of what the new Staten Island Ferry boats will look like. (Staten Island Advance)

New York Police Plan $275 Million Update to Training Complex The city will announce a $275 million investment in Rodman’s Neck, which, with the recent completion of a $1 billion police academy in Queens, would represent an ambitious effort to modernize and enhance the training accommodations for the city’s 35,000 police officers. (New York Times)

Cops bust man suspected of hiding woman’s dismembered remains at Bronx waste transfer station The woman whose dismembered body parts were found at a Bronx waste facility was the girlfriend of the man believed to be responsible for her death, police sources said. (New York Post)

Cops bust man suspected of hiding woman’s dismembered remains at Bronx waste transfer station

Food Vendor Sameh Bules Returns After Stabbing, Grateful But Hurting Sameh Bules returned on Monday to the spot on 86th Street near Central Park West where he has parked his food cart for four years. (West Side Rag)

Drunk man jumps on NYPD car, punches windshield An intoxicated man was arrested in Lower Manhattan when he jumped on the hood of an NYPD patrol car and cracked the windshield with his fist, authorities said. (New York Post)

Mayhem

Man stabbed inside tailor shop A 78-year-old employee at a Kips Bay tailor shop was stabbed several times during an attempted robbery Monday, police said. (New York Post)

Man stabbed inside tailor shop

Father Fatally Crushed by Van While Moving It For Alternate-Side Parking A local store owner and father was fatally pinned between his minivan and a tree when the car rolled back while he was trying to move it for alternate-side parking Monday morning, police and witnesses said. (DNAinfo)

Child welfare workers made 13 visits to Queens parents before death of 5-year-old boy Child welfare investigators visited the Queens home of an epileptic 5-year-old boy 13 times — and found evidence of abuse on eight occasions — before he was found dead, police sources said. (The Daily News)

Driver plows over teen A reckless Porsche driver plowed over and seriously injured a teenage boy as he walked across a Brooklyn street Sunday night, cops said. (New York Post)

Local Color & History

Western Queens residents channel a European chic look on the streets of Astoria A look at the fashion of Astoria. (QNS.com)

Food & Drink

The Burger/Burrito Mashup Has Landed In Park Slope “This enticing creation consists of a juicy burger with American cheese, bacon, french fries, chipotle sauce, lettuce, tomato and onions wrapped in a flour tortilla.” (Gothamist)

Produce Butchers, Detroit Pizza and More at New Whole Foods For its 11th store in New York City, a two-story expanse opening on Saturday near Bryant Park, Whole Foods has turned to local chefs and makers. (New York Times)

Produce Butchers, Detroit Pizza and More at New Whole Foods

Artisanal Picklebacks & Gourmet Sloppy Joes Debut At Until Tomorrow In Clinton Hill It’s a tight space, especially if you need a seat for dining, but come the spring, the back patio opens with room for about 30 more. (Gothamist)

A Raw Cookie Dough Shop Is Opening In NYC Next Week DO opens next week at 550 Laguardia Place, billed as “New York City’s first ever cookie dough scoop shop.” (Gothamist)

A Raw Cookie Dough Shop Is Opening In NYC Next Week

Real Estate & Development

Revealed: 18-Story, 180-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 321 Warren St., Jersey City Instead of affordable units, the building will have an arts component – a 150-seat black box theater, plus more art space on the second floor. (NY YIMBY)

City Files Plans for $50 Million South Bronx Police Station Designed by Bjarke Ingels The New York City Department of Design and Construction has filed plans for a Bjarke Ingels-designed police station in the South Bronx that’s expected to cost $50 million. (NY YIMBY)

Tennis great Novak Djokovic buys two units in Renzo Piano’s 565 Broome SoHo The 30-story, twin-tower Soho development, Piano’s first residential venture in the city, is expected to be completed in 2018. (6sqft)

8-Story, 166-Unit Mixed-Use Affordable Project at 546 East 142nd St., Mott Haven The project, dubbed The Park Haven, will contain about 13,000 square feet of space for a grocery store, as well as 9,000 square feet of community space for a workforce development program. (NY YIMBY)


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