Today’s News

5 a.m. demolition at former Long Island College Hospital riles Brooklyn neighbors Cobble Hill residents complain they are being shaken awake early in the morning by noisy demolition at the former Long Island College Hospital. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

5 a.m. demolition at former Long Island College Hospital riles Brooklyn neighbors

Landlord sues tenant whose visitors allegedly started hallway fire, filmed ‘porn’ on terrace A man allowed “guests” at his Hell’s Kitchen apartment to terrorize the building with hookers and drugs — which resulted in at least one fire and a porn shoot, a lawsuit alleges. (The Daily News)

NYC Begins Using 3 More Hotels To House Homeless The city is now using the New Yorker Hotel near Madison Square Garden, the Skyline on Tenth Avenue, and the Holiday Express in Chelsea to house the homeless – at premium prices. (CBS New York)

Elevated levels of lead found in water at Bronx school Ten out 63 samples recently taken showed elevated levels of lead in the building. Five of the fixtures are in bathrooms, two in classrooms, two in hallways, and one in an office. (PIX 11)

‘Immigrants Make America Great’: Message on Brooklyn Restaurant Bill Goes Viral The message comes as hundreds of thousands across the country continue to protest President Trump’s executive order restricting immigration. (NBC New York)

Mayhem

Evidence Points to One Person in Karina Vetrano’s Murder, Police Say The house at 576 Essex Street in East New York, Brooklyn, where Chanel Lewis once lived in the lower unit. The police arrested Mr. Lewis in the murder of Karina Vetrano after a DNA match. (New York Times)

Evidence Points to One Person in Karina Vetrano’s Murder, Police Say

Group of teens shove girl, 16, onto Brooklyn subway tracks in robbery The girl hurt her head and her ankle but is expected to make a full recovery, police said. (The Daily News)

Suspects Robbed Man, 9-Year-Old Girl In Maspeth Deli Police on Monday released surveillance photos and video of two suspects who robbed a man and a 9-year-old girl at gunpoint in a Maspeth, Queens deli. (CBS New York)

Real Estate & Development

City presents three scenarios for megaproject over Sunnyside railyards The city’s Economic Development Corporation released a feasibility study in regards to a planned, mostly residential development over the Sunnyside Yard. (Curbed)

Foundation Work Underway on 58-Story, 1.7-Million-Square-Foot Tower One Vanderbilt Four concrete pumps descended on a web of rebar to conduct the first pour for the foundation of One Vanderbilt, a 58-story, 1.7-million-square-foot commercial tower under construction. (NY YIMBY)

Foundation Work Underway on 58-Story, 1.7-Million-Square-Foot Tower One Vanderbilt

Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem As East Harlem prepares to undergo a sweeping rezoning that would dramatically alter its landscape, a block-long site that is home to four community gardens is slated to become a 751,000-square-foot, mixed-use development. (Politico)

Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem

Socialite’s Park Avenue duplex with all the high-end trimmings seeks $35M A massive duplex spanning the 36th and 37th floors of 515 Park Avenue, the Zeckendorfs’ überpricey Midtown condo dropped onto the market with an eye-popping ask of $35 million. (Curbed)

Socialite’s Park Avenue duplex with all the high-end trimmings seeks $35M

Food & Drink

‘Mad Men Meets Twin Peaks’-Style Cocktail Bar to Open in MePa The 3,400-square-foot space will be transformed into a space inspired by, “an upstate cabin of yore,” according to a statement from the two groups. (Eater)

Dirt Candy Brings Canada To Manhattan Every Monday Night, Dirt Candy will transform into The Great Canadian Beer Hall, which they launched in late January to great success. (Gothamist)

NYC Now Sells the Most Expensive Cup of Coffee in the U.S. With an $18 cup of coffee, NYC officially has the country beat in highest coffee price. (Curbed)

NYC Now Sells the Most Expensive Cup of Coffee in the U.S.

French Pastries in the Flatiron District for the Morning Commute Well-burnished, flaky plain croissants, almond ones sheltering marzipan, handsome pains au chocolat, lacy apricot fougasses from Provence and twisted, sugared footlong sacristains are some of the options to eat in or take out. (New York Times)

Playboy Club and its Bunnies are making a comeback in NYC The tightly corseted Playboy Bunnies, with rabbit tails and ears, will soon be back in business in New York City. (Associated Press)

Business

Krispy Kreme building doughnut factory in N.Y.C. area Located at 95 Christopher Columbus Dr. in downtown Jersey City, the new Krispy Kreme Factory location — where doughnuts are made fresh — will allow guests to ogle the doughnuts being baked in real time. (New York Business Journal)

Local Color & History

An Insider’s View of the Life and Death of a Brooklyn DIY Venue A new documentary about Death By Audio, a beloved music venue in Williamsburg that was forced to shutter in 2014, over-relies on the reminiscences of the people involved with the space. (Hyperallergic)


(Photos: Google Street View)

Make sure you follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates!

Categories: All Blog Posts

Related Posts

All Blog Posts

New York’s Best Burgers

All of New York City's best burgers, mapped.

All Blog Posts

Hudson Yards Map

This map highlights the progress of Manhattan's growing Hudson Yards neighborhood.

All Blog Posts

Donald Trump’s New York City

On this page, we’re mapping news stories about Trump’s role in New York City as an effort to let residents understand more about the city’s unique Trump connection.