Today’s News

Emails deleted at Bronx group home after lawsuit accusing staffers of raping disabled woman Emails belonging to former employees at a state-run group home were purged after a woman alleged in a lawsuit that her developmentally disabled sister was raped there, according to court documents. (The Daily News)

Blood-covered Bronx landlord admits to cops he stabbed tenant to death in front of victim’s 12-year-old son A Bronx landlord accused of fatally stabbing his tenant in the midst of a rent dispute told cops he plunged the knife into the victim 20 times because “he had to take matters into (his) own hands.” (The Daily News)

Blood-covered Bronx landlord admits to cops he stabbed tenant to death in front of victim’s 12-year-old son

Brooklyn boy who was attacked by pit bull ‘looking more like himself’ after facial reconstruction surgery A 5-year-old boy who was mauled by a pit bull inside his Brooklyn home last week is on the road to recovery, thanks to diligent doctors and an anonymous donor. (The Daily News)

Mayhem

Dog walker dies after pooches send him tumbling down stairs in Brooklyn building The 54-year-old dog walker tumbled to his death after the dogs overpowered him. (The Daily News)

After a Killing: ‘I Only Wanted to Scare Them’ A scuffle over a case of beer left in a South Bronx doorway ended with an aspiring rapper shot dead and an expectant father in jail. (New York Times)

After a Killing: ‘I Only Wanted to Scare Them’

Food & Drink

This Lava Lamp Cocktail Puts All Other Drinks To Shame At The Honeywell, a 1970s-themed craft cocktail bar in Harlem, New York, bartenders whip up a glowing drink called the Funkadelic. (Delish)

Tables for Snooker and Bhutanese Food at Weekender Billiard At Weekender Billiard, a pool hall in Woodside, Queens, the food straddles the border of Bhutan. (New York Times)

Tables for Snooker and Bhutanese Food at Weekender Billiard

Conveyor Belt Sushi Chain Yo! Will Debut In NYC Next Month This will be the UK company’s seventh US location. (Eater)

Xi’an Famous Foods Patriarch Has Secretly Been Opening His Own Restaurants The local noodle chain’s new dumpling restaurant is a result of some rogue experimentation. (Eater)

Local Color & History

New York City’s Top 10 Postmodern Skyscrapers The following collection of NYC postmodern skyscrapers feature classical forms deployed as pure ornament, materials of glass and stone in splashy colors, and tapered setbacks that echo the stylistic conventions of their venerable neighbors. (Architzer)

New York City’s Top 10 Postmodern Skyscrapers

Real Estate & Development

Studio Gang’s High Line office building gets new renderings Take a peek at Solar Carve’s first interior rendering. (Curbed)

Landmarked Prospect-Lefferts Gardens brownstone breaks neighborhood sales record The four-story townhouse comes with five bedrooms and measures over 4,000 square feet. (Curbed)

Landmarked Prospect-Lefferts Gardens brownstone breaks neighborhood sales record

South Bronx’s latest supportive housing complex is now underway Mental health nonprofit Community Access broke ground on a new 126-unit complex in Mount Eden. (Curbed)

South Bronx’s latest supportive housing complex is now underway

Business & Shopping

Saks Fifth Avenue Stakes Its Claim on Men’s Style In Downtown N.Y.C. The one-floor store might seem modest by monolithic department store standards, but Saks set out to pack as much premium shopping and experiences into a tightly edited space. (GQ)

At Melody Lanes in Brooklyn, Shoes and Attitude Melody Lanes does not have the prices or pretentiousness of fancier Manhattan bowling spots, but it does draw a crowd. (New York Times)

Sweet Chick Owes Broker $50K in Commission for Prospect Heights Spot: Suit A popular chicken and waffles brand backed by the rapper Nas owes a real estate agency $50,000 in commission after it went behind the broker’s back and signed a lease for its planned Prospect Heights location, according to a lawsuit. (DNAinfo)

What to do and eat in Sunnyside, Queens If you’re the kind of explorer who likes to travel off the beaten path, you’ll find that Sunnyside has its own share of eclectic shops, ethnic eateries, and even iconic landmarks to immerse yourself in. (amNew York)


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