Today’s News

Sleuthing and sneakers lead community cops to Brooklyn bandit Two NYPD Neighborhood Coordination Officers cuffed a 28-year-old thief responsible for robbing a Brooklyn bodega after recognizing the man’s black-and-red sneakers, officials said. (The Daily News)

Madman shot in Bronx car chase hit with felony charges Mount Vernon police have criminally charged a 30-year-old ex-con who led police on a 2-mile chase into the Bronx, where they let loose a barrage of 26 shots at the suspect’s vehicle, wounding an unarmed woman inside, officials said. (The Daily News)

Madman shot in Bronx car chase hit with felony charges

Former prison won’t become a film studio in midst of de Blasio probe Broadway Stages won a bid in February 2014 to buy the former Arthur Kill Correctional Facility for $7 million from the state’s Empire Development Corp. and convert it into a 69-acre TV and film studio. (New York Post)

Big Ang’s Cousin Arrested for Stealing Steak The cousin of the late reality star Big Ang was arrested as she tried to swipe steaks from a supermarket across the street from a police precinct, a law enforcement source said. (DNAinfo)

Masseur pleads not guilty in ex-gay club owner slay The masseur accused of strangling the 400-pound owner of a Midtown gay club pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Manhattan court. (New York Post)


Gunman fatally shoots NYPD maintenance worker at Brooklyn home, steals his car A civilian NYPD steamfitter who once earned nearly $650,000 for a single year on the job was shot to death in the garage of his Brooklyn home, sources familiar with the case said. (The Daily News)

Homeless man robbed, sexually abused while looking for scrap metal in Queens Four thieves robbed a 58-year-old homeless man looking for scrap metal in Queens — then molested their victim with a soda bottle, officials said. (The Daily News)

Hoboken Fire Claims Cat’s Life, 6 Residents Displaced Although a resident lost a beloved pet, a quick response from Hoboken emergency responders helped to prevent other serious injuries. (Patch)

Hoboken Fire Claims Cat’s Life, 6 Residents Displaced

Real Estate & Development

Landmarks Approves New Single-Family House at 311 Vanderbilt Ave. A vacant lot in the Clinton Hill Historic District is on its way to being filled. (NY YIMBY)

Landmarks Approves New Single-Family House at 311 Vanderbilt Ave.

Greenpoint’s tallest tower tops out at nearly 400 feet The waterfront skyscraper will come with a mix of condos and rentals. (Curbed)

First look: Sharif El-Gamal’s 45 Park Place New images for the 43-story tower offers an up-close look at the building’s façade, which will rise 665 feet over Tribeca. (The Real Deal)

This $37 Million Mansion Comes with a Bentley — See the Rest of the Insane Amenities While the listing price of $36.8 million seems steep, when you consider the home’s endless amenities, which include an elevator, full-floor master bedroom and a private garage with Bentley already parked inside, the high price tag starts to make a little more sense. (People)

This $37 Million Mansion Comes with a Bentley — See the Rest of the Insane Amenities

Food & Drink

Eating along the J line Though it’s still pretty sleepy, the stretch of Ralph Ave. just off the Gates Ave. J train stop in Brooklyn is seeing something of a renaissance in recent years. (The Daily News)

Cooking Like a Korean Grandmother in Brooklyn Chef Esther Choi’s new Mokbar honors her Korean immigrant family — in every way. (Eater)

Modern French-inspired McDonald’s arrives in New York A modern McDonald’s concept has arrived in New York via Europe, and it’s giving the Golden Arches a sexy polish. (New York Post)

Fong Inn Too, a Chinatown Mainstay Since 1933, Closes Its Doors For more than 80 years, Fong Inn Too, the oldest family-owned tofu and noodle shop in New York City, sold traditional rice and soybean products made according to age-old family recipes. (New York Times)

Local Color & History

Strong Reactions in the South Bronx After It’s Called a ‘Place to Go’ There are many reasons to celebrate the South Bronx, but some Bronx residents don’t think a new artisanal coffee shop is one of them. (New York Times)

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