Today’s News

Man snatches woman’s purse, uses her debit card to buy McDonald’s The man made his way to a McDonald’s on Ninth St. in Park Slope, where he used the woman’s stolen debit card to buy himself around $30 worth of fast food, according to cops. (The Daily News)

Thoughts About Trump Presidency Fill Wall of Myrtle Avenue Food Market The specialty food market Peck’s is looking to spark conversation by posting daily thoughts about the Trump administration on a wall inside the shop. (DNAinfo)

Thoughts About Trump Presidency Fill Wall of Myrtle Avenue Food Market

Here are New York City’s wealthiest ZIPs When measured by average net worth and household income, it turns out that several of New York’s richest ZIP codes lie far from glittering Manhattan, in the urban periphery of Queens and Staten Island. (New York Business Journal)

Here are New York City’s wealthiest ZIPs

4 loaded guns, ammo recovered when police bust gang meetup in Jersey City Police breaking up a gang meetup recovered four loaded handguns from a car parked in a city housing complex, authorities said. (NJ.com)

Whole Foods Got $12.9M Tax Credit For Building in Polluted Gowanus The high-end store’s first foray into Brooklyn helped gentrify Gowanus and also helped the company’s bottom line through its participation in the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Program, which gives developers taxpayer-funded financial incentives for cleaning up and then building on toxic sites. (DNAinfo)

Whole Foods Got $12.9M Tax Credit For Building in Polluted Gowanus

Mayhem

Police fire over 30 bullets at car after wild chase from Mount Vernon to Bronx Authorities say cops opened fire when the driver intentionally rammed a police car after speeding from a blockade and slamming into a railing at a Gulf gas station on E. 234th St. in Wakefield in the Bronx. (The Daily News)

Police fire over 30 bullets at car after wild chase from Mount Vernon to Bronx

Woman dies after 3 friends savagely beat her for alleged affair A Brooklyn woman who was fatally beaten by three friends, after one of them accused her of sleeping with her boyfriend, identified her attackers to police from her deathbed, officials said Tuesday. (New York Post)

81-Year-Old Ex-Postal Worker Dies in Apartment Building Fire An elderly former postal worker died when smoke from a fire filled her Bronx apartment Tuesday morning, NYPD officials said. (DNAinfo)

Attacker Strikes Times Square Tourists in Face With Metal Clamp A man randomly struck a pair of tourists in the face with a metal clamp in unprovoked attacks, leaving one victim with a cut that required five stitches, authorities said. (DNAinfo)

Real Estate & Development

Historic Gansevoort Market redevelopment on hold pending court hearing The contentious redevelopment of a block-long stretch of Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District has hit a snag. (Curbed)

Vacant Coney Island land will give rise to new attractions The city has issued a Request for Proposals to develop five vacant plots of land into new rides. (Coney Island)

Vacant Coney Island land will give rise to new attractions

Historic Manhattan Townhouse on the Market for $72M The 44-foot-wide townhouse was originally designed for cotton tycoon Otto Dommerich. (Mansion Global)

Historic Manhattan Townhouse on the Market for $72M

Construction Begins on 1520 and 1530 Story Ave, 435 Units of Affordable Housing in Soundview The two 13-story buildings will hold 435 apartments, some of which will be set aside for seniors. (NY YIMBY)

Food & Drink

Madre Mezcaleria Opens Next To El Atoradero In Prospect Heights El Atoradero in Prospect Heights has opened their adjacent mezcal bar Madre Mezcaleria, pouring 75 different mezcals. (Gothamist)

‘Golden Girls’ Cafe Has Blanche’s Emmy & A Wall Devoted To Betty White The long-awaited Golden Girls cafe soft-opened in Washington Heights last week, boasting themed treats and a hefty collection of memorabilia. (Gothamist)

Business & Shopping

New York Tries to Revive Garment Industry, Outside the Garment District UZI has hopscotched from one home to another on the Lower East Side and in Brooklyn, moving each time the rent increased. (New York Times)

Kroger Makes New York City Debut With Murray’s Cheese Purchase The supermarket giant will acquire the cheese business as well as its flagship location on Bleecker Street, which opened in 1940. (Bloomberg)

Local Color & History

Holdout buildings that escaped the wrecking ball Thanks to real estate owners who refused to sell their smaller-scale carriage houses, tenements, and humble 19th century walkups, the cityscape is filled with lovely low-rise reminders of a very different Gotham. (Ephemeral New York)


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