Today’s News

Port Authority approves plan to build bus terminal, PATH extension The spending plan includes $3.5 billion toward a new Port Authority Bus Terminal, a project which had been omitted from the original plan. Officials hope to have a new bus terminal built by 2029 or 2030. (

Two Brooklyn clinic managers busted for billing $2.1M in fraudulent claims The scheme allegedly involved paying patients to undergo unnecessary services by unlicensed aides, fake charts and shell companies to pay themselves and dole out kickbacks. (The Daily News)

Con Edison reaches historic $153.3 million settlement with state over 2014 gas blast that killed eight in East Harlem Under the settlement, the bulk of the funds — about $125 million — will be used to cover gas leak repairs Con Edison has made to its system since the East Harlem explosion. (The Daily News)

This Carroll Gardens Brownstone Apparently Belongs to Trump Advisor Paul Manafort The brownstone, at 377 Union Street, is unoccupied and under construction — or would be, but there’s a stop work order — with mysteriously large mortgage loans taken out against the property that likely exceed its value. (Brownstoner)

De Blasio puts city’s ‘worst landlord’ on notice over rat infestation Mayor de Blasio is vowing to “take over operations” of a rodent-infested Bronx building hit by a deadly outbreak of a rare rat-borne disease. (New York Post)


Man Killed by Police After Shooting at Officers in East New York, NYPD Says An armed man was fatally shot by police in East New York after exchanging gunfire with officers Thursday afternoon, police said. (DNAinfo)

Grieving kin of man found dead with zip-ties around neck in NYC jewelry shop seek answers A grieving family made funeral preparations for a 43-year-old jeweler Thursday while cops tried to find out how he wound up dead with two zip ties cinched around his neck in his downtown Manhattan shop, authorities said. (The Daily News)

Grieving kin of man found dead with zip-ties around neck in NYC jewelry shop seek answers

Food & Drink

Xi’an Famous Foods Opens Second Bayard Street Location for Larger Crowds Xi’an Famous Foods has opened a second Bayard Street eatery just steps away from its flagship Chinatown location to better handle the crowds of eaters that flock to the popular noodle joint. (DNAinfo)

Local Color & History

From “Vile Women” & Gambling to Pioneering Black Modern Dance – 17 W. 24th Street As the mansions of Manhattan’s wealthy pushed north past 23rd Street, builder James Wellock erected two upscale homes on West 24th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue. (Daytonian in Manhattan)

From “Vile Women” & Gambling to Pioneering Black Modern Dance – 17 W. 24th Street

Real Estate & Development

See the lush boutique condo that has reclaimed a once-troubled Noho site 22 Bond Street is expected to wrap up construction this summer. (Curbed)

Construction Update: 360 East 89th Street Superstructure has topped out and facade installation is wrapping up at Citizen 360, a residential tower by developer Anbau and SHoP Architects. (Field Condition)

11-Story Condo Building to Replace Former Art Gallery Near High Line DDG Partners last week filed for a permit to demolish the former Anton Kern Gallery at 532 W. 20th St., between 10th and 11th avenues, city Department of Buildings records show. (DNAinfo)


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