Today’s News

NYU to pump $500M into expanding high-tech Brooklyn campuses NYU is working with the city to transform the long-empty Jay St. building into an innovation hub for engineering, applied science, urban science, digital technology, and digital media arts. (The Daily News)

NYU to pump $500M into expanding high-tech Brooklyn campuses

Trump Can’t Stop Gowanus Canal Superfund Cleanup, EPA Official Says The Gowanus Canal Superfund cleanup will move forward, no matter who’s in the White House, an official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assured worried locals. (DNAinfo)

Tourists arrested over risky Brooklyn Bridge selfies Two tourists from Australia were arrested when they left the pedestrian path of the Brooklyn Bridge and climbed onto a beam overlooking the roadway so they could take selfies, authorities said. (New York Post)

Tourists arrested over risky Brooklyn Bridge selfies

Fair Trade: A Museum Expansion for an Open Park The roughly acre-size southwest quadrant of the park has long been gated and closed to the public. (New York Times)

Fair Trade: A Museum Expansion for an Open Park

Fire rages through row of Queens businesses A raging fire tore through a row of businesses in Queens, burning for several hours. (The Daily News)

Fire rages through row of Queens businesses

Hundreds Oppose Plan for 12-Story Building for Old Stuy Town Post Office The city has been flooded with hundreds of letters from community members opposing a plan to build higher than allowed under the zoning at the site of the former Peter Stuyvesant Post Office. (DNAinfo)

Mayhem

Boy, 4, dies after being found covered in bruises inside Brooklyn apartment A 4-year-old boy died after he was found covered in cuts and bruises inside a Brooklyn apartment Wednesday night and cops are interrogating the child’s mother and stepfather in the suspicious death, officials said. (The Daily News)

Man Allegedly Murders His Cousin Inside Their Ditmas Park Apartment This morning, cops found a man stabbed to death inside his Ditmas Park apartment. The victim’s cousin, who was also his roommate, was taken into custody for the murder. (BKLYNER)

Man pushes straphanger into Bronx subway tracks after fight breaks out on platform A turnstile jumper shoved a man onto the tracks during a clash at a Bronx train station Wednesday morning, police said. (The Daily News)

Real Estate & Development

Procida plans two-building South Bronx rental complex Twin properties would hold 206 apartments. (The Real Deal)

Google’s New York Expansion at Pier 57 Gets Glassed The $350 million renovation and adaptive reuse of Pier 57 is now showing real signs of progress with newly-installed, canted glass panels installed between the pier’s rows of exterior columns. (City Realty)

Building to the Sky, With a Plan for Rising Waters The American Copper Buildings, just right of the Empire State Building, were designed so that tenants could live in their apartments for at least a week if the area floods. (New York Times)

Building to the Sky, With a Plan for Rising Waters

Climbing to 713 feet, Urby’s second development rises in Jersey City The 69-story structure is one of Jersey City‘s tallest, rising to 713 feet on the Hudson River waterfront at its official address of Harborside, 34 Exchange Place. (The Architects Newspaper)

Climbing to 713 feet, Urby’s second development rises in Jersey City

Say Goodbye to the Streit’s Matzo Factory Buildings on Rivington Street So far, much of the old tenement factory is hollowed out, with open sky visible through the dismantled floors. (Bowery Boogie)

Say Goodbye to the Streit’s Matzo Factory Buildings on Rivington Street

Record-setting $18K/month Williamsburg pad is surefire sign of yuppification A four-bedroom pad in the Oosten condo building will soon hit the market for a cool $18,500 per month. (New York Post)

Journal Squared’s first Jersey City tower will rent from $1,800 Also get a drone’s-eye view of the massive development site. (Curbed)

Food & Drink

The spiciest dishes in NYC: Nashville-Style Extra Hot Fried Chicken, Peaches HotHouse The fried chicken comes in a sandwich or as a plate and can be regular, hot or extra hot. (Time Out NY)

Glimpses of a Gilded Past at Fowler & Wells The Beekman hotel’s bar is at the bottom of the atrium of the 1883 Temple Court Building, which rises up through seven floors of elaborate cast-iron railings to end in a soaring glass pyramid. (New York Times)

The spiciest dishes in NYC: Phaal Curry, Brick Lane Curry House Overwhelmingly bitter and slightly sour, this dish perfectly fits the menu’s description of “more pain and sweat than flavor.” (Time Out NY)

Butcher Bar, a Smokehouse with Two Queens Locations, Plans its First Manhattan Outpost A butcher sign now hangs outside the building. (Eater)

Daniel Humm Plans Restaurant in Westfield World Trade Center Complex The dining options are multiplying at the Westfield World Trade Center complex, which opened last August in and around the soaring Oculus designed by Santiago Calatrava. (New York Times)

Business

See Renderings of Michaels In Landmarked Queensboro Bridge Space Preliminary designs of the new Michaels store slated to open in the Queensboro Bridge market space show aisles of crafting supplies under its iconic tiled ceiling and bright red coloring along its arched windows. (DNAinfo)


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