Today’s News

City launches $34M project to clean Flushing Bay in Queens The city Department of Environmental Protection has begun a $34 million dredging project to get rid of the rotten egg smell emanating from Flushing Bay in Queens. (The Daily News)

Leader of major NYC mosque welcomes extra NYPD presence in wake of Quebec attack Sheikh Ali Mashhour, an imam at the Islamic Cultural Center, said congregants have been the victims of threats and vandalism during the post-election surge in anti-Muslim crimes. (The Daily News)

Leader of major NYC mosque welcomes extra NYPD presence in wake of Quebec attack

‘Weak’ mugger targets two women, one age 80, in Central Park A crook targeted two women in Central Park minutes apart, blurting an apology to one of his victims before running off, police sources said Monday. (The Daily News)

Another Severed Goat Head Found in Crown Heights Park The head was found in a neighborhood park, the latest of many such incidents in the neighborhood in recent years. (DNAinfo)

Another Severed Goat Head Found in Crown Heights Park

New Park, Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza, Will Commemorate Literary Legacy of NYC’s Little Syria Bringing together two green spaces, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is building a new 20,000 square foot park, including public artwork, to commemorate influential writers and poets associated with the historic area known as Little Syria. (Untapped Cities)

New Park, Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza, Will Commemorate Literary Legacy of NYC’s Little Syria

Blaze Injures 8 Firefighters and Leaves 4 Families Homeless An accidental blaze inside a New Brighton home injured eight firefighters and left four families homeless, officials said. (DNAinfo)

Mayhem

Manhattan chef may have been killed for bullying A Queens man charged in the fatal stabbing of a Manhattan chef outside a karaoke bar went ballistic after the victim allegedly bullied his cousin and he made a special trip to settle the score, police sources said. (New York Post)

NYPD cop fatally shoots himself inside his home An NYPD cop fatally shot himself inside his home on Staten Island on Monday. (New York Post)

Chilean Woman Attempts Suicide at JFK Rather Than Face Deportation The woman told the officers that she would rather die than face deportation and swallowed a potentially lethal dose of 30 sleeping pills and muscle relaxants that were in her purse before passing out. (DNAinfo)

Police Search for Gunman in Shooting That Injured 2 at Bronx Nightclub After firing in the club, police say the man walked outside and opened fire again, striking a woman in the leg. (NBC News)

Police Search for Gunman in Shooting That Injured 2 at Bronx Nightclub

Woman, 67, killed as driver loses control of car in Brooklyn An elderly driver lost control of his car in Brighton Beach, jumped the curb and hit three pedestrians, killing a woman, police sources said. (The Daily News)

Food & Drink

The Most Underrated Pizza in NYC From greasy slice joints in Queens to iconic red-sauce restaurants in the Bronx, it’s time to shed light on the city’s unsung pizza heroes. (First We Feast)

The Most Underrated Pizza in NYC

One of Rome’s Most Popular Street Foods Is Coming to New York City Trapizzino, serving a hybrid of a sandwich and pizza, will open on the LES. (Eater)

Real Estate & Development

Permits Filed: 8-Story Residential Building to Replace House at 3641 Johnson Ave. New development rarely happens in Riverdale, a northwestern Bronx neighborhood where low-density zoning has protected wealthy areas full of single-family homes. (NY YIMBY)

Permits Filed: 8-Story Residential Building to Replace House at 3641 Johnson Ave.

Epic, unfinished Park Slope mansion finds a buyer at a steep discount Still unfinished after more than a decade of trying, the mansion finally sold for $7.5 million last year—$4 million less than the initial ask. (Curbed)

Revealed: 5-Story, 289-Key Dual-Brand Hotel Planned at 36-20 Steinway St. The project will feature a 102-key Homewood Suites and a 187-key Hampton Inn. (NY YIMBY)

Business

A Coffee Shop That Doubles as a High-End Coffeemaker Showroom The machines, which cost $13,900 for two, are meant for coffee and tea shops, to accommodate fussy brewing requests. (New York Times)

Skip the G.M.O.s: Park Slope Food Co-op Fights Over Its Pension Fund Unrest over the co-op’s pension fund has resulted in a vote on a reform proposal scheduled for Tuesday. (New York Times)


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