Today’s News

Protecting Trump Tower Cost New York City $308,000 A Day Between the election and Inauguration day, NYC spent about $24 million providing security at the president’s Manhattan home. (Reuters)

Lincoln Center Turns Away Woman Wearing Anti-Trump Sign Officials at Lincoln Center refunded her ticket, but this week they declined to discuss why she had been blocked from the performance. (New York Times)

Ex-con charged with double murder of loan company workers An ex-con from Brooklyn was charged with murder on Wednesday, for a double-slaying on Staten Island last month, officials said. (New York Post)

Ex-con charged with double murder of loan company workers

Man Held in Cold-Case Death of a Brooklyn Teenager Is Accused in a Second A man sought in a cold case was already in custody in Brooklyn, having been charged in the killing of a woman whose naked body was discovered in 2004 stuffed inside two laundry bags in an alley near her home on Palmetto Street in Bushwick. (New York Times)

Historic East Village Synagogue to Resume Services After Four-Year Closure A historic synagogue that shuttered for several years while its upper levels underwent a luxury condo conversion will hold its first prayer service at the beginning of March. (DNAinfo)

Historic East Village Synagogue to Resume Services After Four-Year Closure

ADL Receives Bomb Threat At Midtown Manhattan HQ The threat, which was found to be not credible, is now the focus of a law enforcement investigation. (Gothamist)

Mayhem

Tenant stabbed to death by angry landlord in rent dispute A tenant in a Bronx apartment was stabbed to death by his landlord Wednesday during an argument over late rent payments, according to police. (New York Post)

Tenant stabbed to death by angry landlord in rent dispute

Video shows sword attack in parking lot After injuring the victim, the sword wielding perp fled in an unknown direction and the victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition, cops say. (New York Post)

Queens Grandmother Suckerpunched on Street Dies from Injuries A 69-year-old Queens woman suckerpunched in a random attack outside a deli last year has died and upgraded charges are now expected against her accused attacker. (NY1)

Food & Drink

The Woolworth Building Now Has A Bar Where You Can Channel Spirits Over Cocktails A new bar, The Wooly Public, opens inside the historic downtown building, with Death & Co. and Maison Premiere vets running the drinks and food, respectively. (Gothamist)

The Woolworth Building Now Has A Bar Where You Can Channel Spirits Over Cocktails

Smith & Wollensky Veteran Makes His Mark in the West Village Victor Chavez who retired a little over a year ago from Smith & Wollensky to return to his native Ecuador, is back in New York and opening his own steakhouse. (New York Times)

Michelin-Starred Public Will Close This Summer Avroko Hospitality will soon close Public, its 14 year-old Michelin charmer. According to the New York Times, the Nolita restaurant will close on Saturday, June 3rd. (Eater)

Local Color & History

On Staten Island, one of NYC’s oldest African American enclaves is preserved Remnants of Sandy Ground, a community for free blacks on the island’s south shore, can be found to this day. (Curbed)


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