Today’s News

Owners of hotel near JFK ordered to pay more than $65G for gouging customers during 2016 blizzard A company that owns a prominent hotel near JFK International Airport will have to pay more than $65,000 for gouging hundreds of consumers who’d been left stranded by a 2016 blizzard to settle a probe by state AG Eric Schneiderman’s office. (The Daily News)

Controversial Forest Hills development plans nixed due to community opposition The neighborhood’s “Restaurant Row” is here to stay. (Curbed)

Controversial Forest Hills development plans nixed due to community opposition

Staten Island man’s pal admits to their plotting terrorist attack Mumuni tried to plunge a kitchen knife into the chest of an FBI special agent executing a search warrant at his Mersereau Avenue home on June 17, 2015, said Brooklyn federal prosecutors. (Staten Island Advance)

Harvey Lichtenstein, Who Led Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Rebirth, Dies at 87 Harvey Lichtenstein, who transformed a moribund Brooklyn Academy of Music into a dynamic showcase for cutting-edge performing arts and its Fort Greene neighborhood into a cultural hub during his 32 years there as the executive producer, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. (New York Times)

Queens gym teacher arrested for groping student A Queens gym teacher has been arrested after allegations surfaced he groped a teenage girl. (PIX11)

Mayhem

N.J. woman pretended to be a superhero on Oculus escalator before falling to her death The New Jersey woman who fell to her death from an escalator at the Oculus transit hub was apparently horsing around on the handrail, mimicking a superhero before she lost her balance, a source said Sunday. (The Daily News)

N.J. woman pretended to be a superhero on Oculus escalator before falling to her death

Man shot in stairwell of Brooklyn Housing Development An assailant shot a 42-year-old man twice in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing development, police said Sunday. (The Daily News)

Construction worker fatally pinned between van and forklift he was operating The 28-year-old got off the forklift after putting it in neutral, causing the machinery to lurch forward and pin him. (The Daily News)

‘Neo-Nazis’ beat up brothers over ‘anti-fascist’ sticker A group of “Neo-Nazis” beat up two twin brothers and menaced them with a knife in front of a Lower East Side bar when they took offense to an “anti-fascist” sticker on one of the men’s cell phone cases, police said. (New York Post)

‘Neo-Nazis’ beat up brothers over ‘anti-fascist’ sticker

Smut shop owner slashed in robbery Three men robbed a Greenwich Village porn shop early Sunday and slashed a 63-year-old worker, authorities said. (New York Post)

Smut shop owner slashed in robbery

Real Estate & Development

Facing Demolition, Fenimore St. Looks at Legal Options to Save Home Local homeowners are promising to go to court over the planned demolition of a 1900s-era house on their block they say must remain a single-family home due to a historic deed restriction. (DNAinfo)

Seven-Story, 20-Unit Condominium Project Geared to Artists Planned at 368 East 152nd St. ArtCondo, a Brooklyn-based real estate group, is planning to develop a seven-story, 20-unit mixed-use building, geared specifically to artists. (NY YIMBY)

Touring Extell’s Art Deco Upper East Side condo, The Kent The 30-story condo recently topped out. (Curbed)

Food & Drink

Milk Bar Opens In West Village With $1 Cereal Milk Soft Serve The new location took over the former home of a fetish shop at 74 Christopher Street, literally around the corner from the Big Gay Ice Cream on Grove Street. (Gothamist)

Milk Bar Opens In West Village With $1 Cereal Milk Soft Serve

Inside NYC’s ‘Fancy’ McDonald’s With A Concierge & French Pastry Their signature microwaved apple pie has been upgraded with a latticed crust, and they’ll also serve things like chocolate and plain croissant. (Gothamist)

Still Got It: Sottocasa Fresh ingredients make all the difference, and Sottocasa’s sparkle. (Gothamist)

Local Color & History

Restoring centuries-old family treasure below the streets of Manhattan For nearly 100 years, the remains of some two dozen members of the Bleecker family were interred in a vault below Trinity Church Wall Street in Lower Manhattan. (CNN)

Chinatown slowly losing its charm — and its restaurants “It pains me to see 1 Mott St., an iconic address that was home to a long succession of Chinese cafes, now occupied by Ali Baba Organic Market.” (New York Post)


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