Today’s News

This NYC bridge is about to be blown to bits The desperately-needed new bridge, which carries the Brooklyn Queens Expressway over the Newtown Creek, has been under construction since 2015 and is expected to open in April. And then the state will dynamite the decrepit 78-year-old bridge. (New York Post)

This NYC bridge is about to be blown to bits

‘Refugees Welcome’ sign unfurled on the Statue of Liberty The banner was stretched at the foot of the monument. (Curbed)

Bull Flees Queens Slaughterhouse, but the Reprieve Is Brief A bull led his owners and the police on a chase after escaping from Aziz Slaughter House in Queens on Tuesday morning. (New York Times)

Teacher who used students to date hot relatives gets job back A married Brooklyn teacher who pestered his students for dates with their hot relatives can return to the classroom thanks to an appeals court — but he still isn’t satisfied. (New York Post)

Fire Breaks Out at Williamsburg Matzo Factory A fire broke out Tuesday at a Williamsburg matzo factory with outstanding fines for having no sprinkler system, the FDNY and workers said. (DNAinfo)


Group of brutes pummel and stab man after fight breaks out on Brooklyn street Surveillance video captured a group of brutes viciously beating and stabbing a man on a Brooklyn street. (The Daily News)

Brutal Beating Of Food Deliveryman Caught On Video A worker making a food delivery to a Bronx apartment building earlier this month was viciously attacked by two people who took his cellphone and money. (Gothamist)

Brutal Beating Of Food Deliveryman Caught On Video

Brooklyn man charged in gunpoint holdup of cell phone store The masked duo walked into the shop with guns drawn, surprising two workers inside, police said. They allegedly pistol-whipped one and bound both victims with shoelaces. (The Daily News)

Real Estate & Development

Construction Update: 123 Melrose Construction is underway on 123 Melrose, the two block development from All Year Management at the southern end of the Rheingold Brewery complex in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. (Field Condition)

Affordable housing building in the Bronx mostly powered by solar panels A mixed-use, 176-unit affordable housing building that is powered by green energy opened in the Bronx last week. (amNew York)

Little Italy’s Italian American museum will get a residential addition The museum will shutdown for two years and be part of a new 12-story apartment building. (Curbed)

Little Italy’s Italian American museum will get a residential addition

Local Color & History

Morningside Heights Historic District Designated by Landmarks Commission More than 100 buildings in Morningside Heights, including the Cathedral of St. John The Divine, earned historic landmark status Tuesday, according to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. (DNAinfo)

Morningside Heights Historic District Designated by Landmarks Commission

Historic Manhattan Cathedral Activates Eco-friendly Power The historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan has activated a geothermal plant, part of a series of environmentally friendly upgrades. (Associated Press)

The History of Neon Lights: Marketing’s Favorite Tool Inside 38 White Street is a nonstop barrage of motion: shipments coming in and going out, designers working feverishly behind large monitors, phones ringing, salespeople discussing color options, and craftsmen bending and shaping tubes of glass with the formidable heat of gas torches. (Ceros)

The History of Neon Lights: Marketing’s Favorite Tool

Food & Drink

The Best Barbecue From Each of the 50 States: Arrogant Swine These days you can get really good brisket and ribs all over New York City, but there’s only only place where you can get traditional North Carolina style whole hog barbecue, and that’s at Tyson Ho’s Arrogant Swine. (First We Feast)

Tel Aviv Vibes on a Cloudy Brooklyn Day The Brooklyn Artisan Bakehouse, in an unassuming, predominately Hasidic neighborhood, is my stand-in for a place to which my father and sister often invite me, but one I cannot seem to reach: Israel. (Roads & Kingdoms)

Southern Cross Coffee Pays Tribute to Australian and Argentine Cultures An Australian and an Argentine have opened a new coffee shop in the East Village that draws from the cafe cultures of their home countries. (DNAinfo)

A Ramen Master Sets His Sights on the Corner Slice Ivan Orkin, whose Slurp Shop for ramen is a popular draw in the Gotham West Market, is opening his second venture there, Corner Slice. (New York Times)

Sahib, in Curry Hill, Lets You Eat All Over India Sahib opened last autumn on a stretch of Lexington Avenue in Manhattan often called Curry Hill. (New York Times)

Business & Shopping

Guitar Shop That Served Bob Dylan Closing Its Doors, But Will Remain Online A famed Staten Island guitar shop that’s served such musicians as Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan found a new owner, but will close its Forest Avenue shop. (DNAinfo)

Brooklyn Cultural District Predicted To Be New Retail Hotspot The intersection at Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene tops the list of six retail areas poised for growth in CPEX Real Estate’s eighth annual Brooklyn Retail Report. (BKLYNER)

(Feature photo, Rachel Kramer; Other photos: Google Street View)

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