Today’s News

DEP Employee Stole Five Tons Of Metal From City A rogue Department of Environmental Protection employee has resigned from his position and agreed to pay thousands of dollars in restitution to the agency after the revelation that he had stolen more than five tons of metal from a wastewater treatment plant. (Gothamist)

Trump Tower climber appears in court The Donald Trump fanatic who climbed Trump Tower in an attempt to catch a glimpse of the then-president-elect appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday. (New York Post)

‘Made In New York’ Manufacturing And Film Production Hub Planned At Bush Terminal, Sunset Park The administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to transform multiple industrial buildings at Bush Terminal into a multi-building manufacturing and film production hub, called Made In New York. (NY YIMBY)

‘Made In New York’ Manufacturing And Film Production Hub Planned At Bush Terminal, Sunset Park

Federal Agents Raid Famed Friars Club in Midtown East, Reports Say Federal agents from the U.S. Postal Service raided the well-heeled Friars Club in Midtown East this week, according to news reports. (DNAinfo)

Federal Agents Raid Famed Friars Club in Midtown East, Reports Say

Mayhem

24-year-old woman shot after fight breaks out at Queens bar A fight broke out between revelers inside Lovell’s Afterdark Bar and Lounge on Merrick Blvd. in Laurelton around 3:40 a.m., cops said. (The Daily News)

1 Dead, 2 Sickened in Disease Linked to Rat Urine A New York City resident has died of a bacterial disease commonly spread by contact with rat urine, and two more were recently diagnosed with the disease, city health officials say. (NBC 4)

1 Dead, 2 Sickened in Disease Linked to Rat Urine

Food & Drink

Ambitious Gourmet ‘Diner’ Hail Mary Closes In Greenpoint Hail Mary, the cute gourmet “diner” on Greenpoint Avenue, closed over the weekend after less than a year in the neighborhood. (Gothamist)

Culinary Clashes End in Harmony at Chinese Tuxedo Chinese Tuxedo, on Doyers Street in Chinatown, opened in November in a former Chinese theater. (New York Times)

Culinary Clashes End in Harmony at Chinese Tuxedo

Real Estate & Development

35-Story, 67-Unit Condominium Tower Rises to 21st Floor at 200 East 59th St. The latest building permits indicate the project will encompass 152,191 square feet and rise 490 feet in height. (NY YIMBY)

Tribeca’s 800-foot skyscraper, 111 Murray, is more than halfway done The Kohn Pedersen Fox-design tower will have 157 condos. (Curbed)

Bombart retains control of 888 Grand Concourse The Bombart family has regained ownership of 888 Grand Concourse after the building was foreclosed on in 2015. (Bronx Times)

Business

In Chinatown, a Go-To Thai Grocery This bright and tiny store, next to a dumpling stand on blocklong Mosco Street in Chinatown, is a standby for people passionate about Thai food, including some of the city’s top chefs. (New York Times)


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