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Thousands of Yemeni bodega owners in NYC close in protest of Trump travel ban Nasser Alsubai proudly closed his store, Yemen Cafe on Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn. (The Daily News)

Thousands of Yemeni bodega owners in NYC close in protest of Trump travel ban

Flushing beauty school operator busted for stealing thousands from students in license scam
The operator of a Flushing beauty school allegedly offered prospective nail salon workers and stylists a shortcut in securing state licenses, and it cost them dearly, prosecutors announced. (QNS.com)

NYC school’s water has Flint-like lead levels Eight taps were yanked from PS/IS 217 after registering lead levels that automatically triggered remediation. (New York Post)

NYC school’s water has Flint-like lead levels

Cosmos leaving Hofstra for MCU Park in Brooklyn The Cosmos will play 16 regular-season games at MCU Park, home of the Mets’ short-season minor league affiliate Brooklyn Cyclones. (Newsday)

Real Estate & Development

Mixed-use affordable housing complex in the Bronx will feature Hunts Point Brewery and LightBox film studio The site will be developed in three phases, the first of which will be completed in 2012, with the following wrapping up in 2022 and 2024. (6sqft)

Mixed-use affordable housing complex in the Bronx will feature Hunts Point Brewery and LightBox film studio

New Renderings & Video of BKSK’s Dazzling Diagrid Dome To Come To Union Square The redevelopment will allow for the renovation and re-purposing of the property into a six-story, glass-domed retail and office building designed by BKSK Architects. (City Realty)

New Renderings & Video of BKSK’s Dazzling Diagrid Dome To Come To Union Square

After 180 Years on the Block, 201 East Broadway is Eradicated for Modular Housing Now, the recent property sale has prompted demolition of the Greek Revival buildings, and subsequent plans for modular housing, the first of its kind on the Lower East Side. (Bowery Boogie)

After 180 Years on the Block, 201 East Broadway is Eradicated for Modular Housing

Extell reveals renderings of new Central Park West condo tower Located at 36 West 66th Street, the 292-foot, mid-block building will replace three small office buildings and the synagogue of Congregation Habonim. (6sqft)

Photos: 1040 Dean Street Construction is wrapping up at 1036 Dean Street, the 8-story residential rental building in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. (Field Condition)

Construction update: Tishman Speyer’s trio of Long Island City rental towers The residential buildings–located at 28-34 Jackson Avenue, 28-10 Jackson Avenue and 30-02 Queens Boulevard–are directly adjacent to Tishman’s two-towered commercial venture that will be home to WeWork, Macy’s, and a food hall. (6sqft)

Food & Drink

NYC’s Best Romantic Restaurants Whether you prefer riverside or fireside, splitting a stew in a back alley or a cocktail under the High Line, consider these options when planning a special night with your special someone. (Gothamist)

Eating along the J line: Deep-fried cheese for breakfast and other treats line this Brooklyn stop Like the rest of Brooklyn, the Halsey St. stop on the J train — with Bushwick to the north and Bedford-Stuyvesant to the south — is surrounded by a blend of businesses both old and new. (The Daily News)

Local Color & History

Long-Ago Brooklyn Brewer Left Hidden Vaults, and Mystery The only thing on tap these days at 33 Ten Eyck Street in Williamsburg, is memories. The beer has been gone so long that it took an archaeologist to figure out that four underground caverns were once a brewer’s vaults. (New York Times)

Inside the Village East Cinema, one of NY’s last surviving ‘Yiddish Rialto’ theaters Moviegoers at the Village East Cinema may be surprised to learn that they are visiting a recently restored New York City designated landmark. (6sqft)


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