Today’s News

This NYC roadway has the worst traffic in the nation The Cross Bronx Expressway has the worst congestion in the nation, a new study released on Monday confirmed. (New York Post)

This NYC roadway has the worst traffic in the nation

Queens Church Defies Deportations At a nearly all-immigrant Catholic church in Queens, parishioners defy the threat of deportation with a message of inclusion and welcome. (The Daily Beast)

Cops arrest 24 in massive raid at Brooklyn biker club Dozens of cops barged into the God’s Only Demons Motorcycle Club on Butler Street near Fourth Avenue in Gowanus around 4 a.m., witnesses said. (New York Post)

Cops arrest 24 in massive raid at Brooklyn biker club

Rescued pit bull finds new home at FDNY firehouse The Bravest of Engine 15/Ladder 18 on Pitt Street brought home their new four-legged probie last month, and according to photos from the dog’s Instagram account, she is adjusting to her new life just swell. (New York Post)

Rescued pit bull finds new home at FDNY firehouse

Six teens rescued after falling through ice on Central Park pond A half-dozen teenagers were rescued after plunging through thin ice over the Central Park Pond on Monday evening, police officials say. (The Daily News)

Fire rips through Midtown restaurant A fire that started in the duct work of a Times Square restaurant quickly turned into a massive three alarm blaze early Tuesday morning, fire officials said. (New York Post)


Man Beaten While Waiting in Line For Restaurant Bathroom A man waiting in line for the bathroom of a Staten Island restaurant was beaten by a customer who had been inside, police said. (DNAinfo)

Bushwick Teen Killed by Police Was Shot 14 Times The high school senior who was killed by police officers after allegedly holding up a Bushwick bodega with a fake gun was shot 14 times, according to the city Medical Examiner’s office. (DNAinfo)

Teen charged with attempted rape in Stuy Town lobby attack Police have charged the 17-year-old who tried to rape a woman in the lobby of her apartment building at the Stuyvesant Town complex, authorities said. (New York Post)

Man smashes pitcher on beer pong player’s head The unnamed attacker bolted from the gritty pub, which features a pool table and video games on Amsterdam Avenue near West 81st Street. (New York Post)

Man smashes pitcher on beer pong player’s head

24-year-old gang member shot outside Hell’s Kitchen party A 24-year-old gang member who was shot in the back told police the attack happened in front of a Hell’s Kitchen hotel, authorities said. (The Daily News)

Food & Drink

Chinatown’s Lalo Keeps Its Sense of Humor Even as Gerardo Gonzalez adds proteins to former El Rey menu. (Eater)

Ikinari Steak, The Japanese Chain Famous For No Chairs, Opens In East Village Owner Kunio Ichinose wants to open 20 more locations in the next five years. (Eater)

Still Got It: Gloria’sYou can get a variety of roti, and other Caribbean and Trinidadian specialties like stewed oxtail, curry shrimp, curry conch and ital, not to mention drinks like sorrel and peanut punch. (Gothamist)

Still Got It: Gloria’s

Local Color & History

The Wild Comeback Of New York’s Legendary Landfill At Freshkills Park, where the city dumped 150 million tons of its garbage, human desires and nature’s needs are feeling their way to a new harmony. (Citylab)

Trade Center Tower Is Splashed With Graffiti, by Invitation Several street artists were invited to create works on the 69th floor of 4 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. (New York Times)

At World Trade Center Memorial, a Bombing Is Forgotten At the 9/11 Memorial, many visitors did not know about the 1993 attack at the World Trade Center. (New York Times)

There’s a new use for one of Staten Island’s oldest homes When Brian Crowe was looking for a new location for his Greenpoint, Brooklyn, recording studio, The End, he never imagined he’d end up in an historic mansion built in 1885 in Charleston. (Staten Island Advance)

Real Estate & Development

Building Tour: Austin Nichols House Construction is underway at the Austin Nichols House, a seven-story rental-to-condo conversion at 184 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. (Field Condition)

Building Tour: Austin Nichols House

Locals want to save Prospect Park’s endangered horse stables Kensington Stables is due to hit the auction block at a later date. (Curbed)

A Gramercy Condo With a Three-Dimensional Glass Facade The developer needed to create a cohesive complex on two combined lots abutting a public high school and bordering both busy Lexington Avenue and quieter side streets. (New York Times)

Jersey City Looks To Spark Emerson Radio Factory Redevelopment Currently being used by StatCo as a storage facility, the building was first constructed in the 1920s as a factory for Hackensack-based Emerson Radio, who manufactured radios, records, and later televisions in the early days of those products. (Jersey Digs)

Business & Shopping

Step inside Slack’s light-drenched New York City office Slack is one of the most closely watched startups in Silicon Valley, and now it has a home base in New York, too. (Business Insider)

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