Today’s News

The Strange Case Of The Russian Diplomat Who Got His Head Smashed In On Election Day How did Sergei Krivov die? And why did the NYPD close the case? (BuzzFeed)

The Strange Case Of The Russian Diplomat Who Got His Head Smashed In On Election Day

Thieves Steal $300 Gold Chain from Man on Queens Subway Police are looking for two thieves who ripped a $300 chain off a straphanger on an E train in Queens, authorities said. (DNAinfo)

Labor dispute emerging at major city recycling center Employees at the Sims Municipal Recycling facility in Sunset Park have been attempting to join Teamsters Local 210 since December, they said, citing excessive health care costs and what they claim is poor treatment from management. (Politico New York)

Ozone Park hotel has been used as a homeless shelter for months without notice Homeless families have been living at a Comfort Inn in Ozone Park for nearly five months, but the city apparently didn’t tell anyone in the community about it until this week. (QNS.com)

Mayhem

Girl, 11, seriously hurt after struck by school bus in Brooklyn The girl was walking across St. John’s Place and Nostrand Ave. in Crown Heights just before 3:20 p.m., when the bus turned right from Nostrand and hit her, police said. (The Daily News)

Girl, 11, seriously hurt after struck by school bus in Brooklyn

Man with zip-ties around his neck found dead in jewelry store Police discovered the body of a 43-year-old man with two zip-ties around his neck in a Tribeca ­jewelry store Wednesday, authorities said. (NY Post)

Man with zip-ties around his neck found dead in jewelry store

Death of 1-month-old girl ruled a homicide as cops question mom and boyfriend An autopsy revealed that the June death of a 1-month-old Brooklyn girl was a homicide. (The Daily News)

Manhunt Follows Police-Involved Shooting in Stairwell of Queens Housing Project An NYPD sergeant opened fire in Queens Wednesday night as officers confronted three alleged drug dealers in a stairwell. No one was injured, but two of the suspects escaped and a police manhunt was still underway just before midnight. (NBC 4)

Manhunt Follows Police-Involved Shooting in Stairwell of Queens Housing Project

Food & Drink

Madre Mezcaleria, Featuring Mezcals, Opens in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Light food like oysters, ceviches and tostadas are central to the bar’s menu. (New York Times)

NYC shut down a Chick-fil-A and people lost their minds The Health Department shut down one of the Chick-fil-A’s in Midtown due to a permitting issue — and hungry New Yorkers were devastated. (New York Post)

Local Color & History

Where Etan Patz Vanished, a Sense of Things Left Incomplete The neighborhood has changed since Etan disappeared, but vestiges of old Prince Street remain. (New York Times)

Where Etan Patz Vanished, a Sense of Things Left Incomplete

A Humble Basement Boiler Gets a Penthouse, Above Flood Level It is no easy matter to retrofit a tenement from the turn of the 20th century, but the housing association sees no alternative. (Local Color & History)

Bartow-Pell Mansion Built in a Federalist form, the architecture also blended a Grecian style of stone work, and the interior was designed in the Greek Revival spirit. (This Hidden City)

Business & Shopping

Bookstores Stoke Trump Resistance With Action, Not Just Words Word in Jersey City is one of many bookstores that have embraced the protest movement against President Trump. (New York Times)

Spotify Moving Headquarters to 4 World Trade Center, Governor Says Spotify is set to move its U.S. headquarters to 4 World Trade Center early next year, creating 1,000 new jobs with its expanded office space, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. (DNAinfo)

4 Decades After Eminent Domain Loss, Gowanus Concrete Plant Ready to Leave The dusty concrete plant on the edge of the Gowanus Canal that pumped out building material for the 9/11 Memorial and other iconic structures is preparing to leave after more than 40 years in the neighborhood. (DNAinfo)

4 Decades After Eminent Domain Loss, Gowanus Concrete Plant Ready to Leave

Real Estate & Development

Ta-Nehisi Coates sells Brooklyn brownstone over safety concerns Author Ta-Nehisi Coates has officially gotten rid of the brownstone he bought and then quickly put back on the market due to safety concerns. (New York Post)

Changes Announced in Essex Crossing Affordable Housing Plan The developers of Essex Crossing last night announced changes in their plan for the large Lower East Side project, including the addition of 61 affordable apartments and more units for low-income seniors. (The Lo Down)

Former YMCA Rooming House in South Williamsburg Trades for $30 Million A former YMCA rooming house at 185 Marcy Avenue sold for $30 million, or $526 per square foot, to Elliot Neumann’s Acuity Capital Partners, and the new owners plan to “reposition” it. (Brownstoner)


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