Today’s News

Man suspected of Staten Island execution-style double murder seen on video entering and leaving the borough The prime suspect in a double murder at a Staten Island loan business was caught on video leaving the borough in a car similar to the one seen fleeing the bloody scene, just 15 minutes after the killing, court filings reveal. (The Daily News)

Man suspected of Staten Island execution-style double murder seen on video entering and leaving the borough

Slashers’ Work Ruins Shoes Discarded at a Nike Store Slashes made in shoes left in bags outside a Nike store in SoHo rendered them unwearable. (New York Times)

Abuse victim allegedly killed, dismembered by Brooklyn boyfriend is warning for women to ‘open up,’ family says The family of a woman authorities say was murdered, dismembered and dumped in the trash by her boyfriend says the death is a warning to all women. (The Daily News)

16 Arrested in Drug, Gambling Sweep in Queens Sixteen people were arrested in a raid on an alleged drug and gambling operation in Elmhurst, Queens, Wednesday night, police said. (NBC New York)

Willets Point Demolition Continues as More Body Shops Are Torn Down Another section of Willets Point has been demolished as the city continues razing auto body shops that have populated the area for decades. (DNAinfo)

Willets Point Demolition Continues as More Body Shops Are Torn Down

Judge takes away management rights from Bronx landlord being sued by tenants A federal judge took management rights away from the owner of 919 Prospect Avenue — considered the city’s “worst building” — using bankruptcy to avoid making repairs. (The Real Deal)

Judge takes away management rights from Bronx landlord being sued by tenants

An Obama tribute on Bond You may have noticed the tribute to former President Obama this past week on a gate outside 42 Bond St. between the Bowery and Lafayette. (EV Grieve)

Mayhem

Man Shot In Head Outside Harlem Bodega The man had reportedly been in an argument before he was killed. (Patch)

Wall Street big’s wife leaps to death at Upper East Side high-rise The 68-year-old wife of a Wall Street tycoon died Thursday morning after jumping from her luxury Upper East Side high-rise, officials said. (The Daily News)

Local Color & History

Architectural eye candy in Vinegar Hill Vinegar Hill is full of old-fashioned architectural eye candy interspersed among warehouses and parking lots. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Architectural eye candy in Vinegar Hill

The bloody gang history of two Bowery houses Thimble factory, bakery, oyster house, hotel, barroom, Faro bank, shooting gallery: the twin buildings at 40-42 Bowery, built in 1807, have had lots of occupants throughout the 19th century. (Ephemeral New York)

The bloody gang history of two Bowery houses

Real Estate & Development

SL Green expects office tower One Vanderbilt to make almost $200M per year Figure likely includes expected $42M in income from observation deck. (The Real Deal)

SL Green expects office tower One Vanderbilt to make almost $200M per year

The Javits Center Is About to Get a Big Facelift. It Isn’t Coming a Moment Too Soon. The Empire State Development Corporation, the government entity that controls the 31-year-old facility, will soon select a developer who will design and build a 1.2-million-square-foot expansion of the Javits Center. (Commercial Observer)

Pols Demand Financials for Armory Deal After City Refuses to Share Details As the city moves forward with a controversial redevelopment of its century-old Bedford-Union Armory building, a group of local elected officials have filed paperwork to force the city to reveal who stands to make money on the proposed deal, and how much. (DNAinfo)

East New Yorkers Mull Plan for Affordable Housing, Supermarket on Burned-Out Factory Site The new owner, nonprofit affordable housing developer Phipps Houses, bought the property in 2015 for $36 million. (Brownstoner)

NYPD parking garage in Jamaica will become affordable housing The underutilized garage will be transformed into a 450,000-square-foot project. (Curbed)

Food & Drink

Classic Chinatown Dive ‘Winnie’s’ Revived for East Broadway Comeback It appears that Winnie’s, the classic Bayard Street dive which shuttered two years ago, is resuscitated from the dead. (Bowery Boogie)

Business

Park Slope Shop Specializing in ‘Brooklyn’ Goods Closing After 29 Years The mom and pop sporting goods shop that sold “Brooklyn” T-shirts long before the borough became an international symbol of cool is closing after 29 years in business. (DNAinfo)


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