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Texas man carrying gun, 106 rounds of hollow-point ammo in bag nabbed at Port Authority

Texas man carrying gun, 106 rounds of hollow-point ammo in bag nabbed at Port Authority Police searched his’ backpack and found a Kel-Tec 9-mm pistol, loaded with nine hollow-point bullets, as well as another 106 rounds in his bag, according to the sources. (The Daily News)

Thief snatches $20 bill out of customer’s hand in Bronx pastry shop A man is wanted for snatching a $20 bill out of a customer’s hand who was waiting for his order at a Bronx bakery shop. (PIX11)

Thief snatches $20 bill out of customer’s hand in Bronx pastry shop

Central Park carriage horse collapses on the job Disturbing images show a seemingly-exhausted carriage horse lying limp on its side after suddenly collapsing in Central Park and now an animal rights group is demanding an investigation. (New York Post)

Bomb Threat Called Into Staten Island Jewish Community Center A man called in a bomb threat to the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island on Monday morning, the second time this year the building has been threatened, police said. (DNAinfo)

Man who scaled New York’s Trump Tower pleads guilty to charges A 19-year-old Donald Trump supporter who climbed 21 floors of Trump Tower last August using suction cups and a harness, pleaded guilty on Monday to reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, a prosecutor’s spokesman said. (Metro)

Wannabe arsonist gets burned for trying to target Queens stationhouse A cop busted the man when he saw the suspect approach the front door with a lighter in one hand and a bottle of rubbing alcohol in the other, police sources said. (The Daily News)

Mayhem

Brooklyn woman found dead in East Flatbush home The family of a Brooklyn woman was being questioned after her suspicious death, a law enforcement source said. (amNew York)

Brooklyn woman found dead in East Flatbush home

Would-be Mugger Chucks Paint Can at Victim Who Had Nothing to Offer The victim said he didn’t have anything to give the suspect so the would-be mugger threw a paint bucket at him, police said. (DNAinfo)

Business & Shopping

Fear not BoCoCa — A Bookstore Grows in Brooklyn A sleek storefront bearing the name “Books Are Magic” recently emerged on 225 Smith St. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Fear not BoCoCa — A Bookstore Grows in Brooklyn

Queens Prop Shop Brings Piece Of Hollywood Into Your Home Many of the items at Prop n’ Spoon have accented sets in films and on television shows — and now you can rent them. (CBS New York)

Could a restaurant be coming to the Gage & Tollner building? The space for rent in a brownstone at 372-374 Fulton St. is where much-missed Gage & Tollner was located from 1892 until its 2004 closing. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Could a restaurant be coming to the Gage & Tollner building?

Development Threatens Future of Staten Island Skatepark The 5050 Skatepark in Stapleton says development in the neighborhood is resulting in rising rents that could force a shutdown. (NY1)

Real Estate & Development

City Halts ‘Unprecedented’ Upper West Side Condo Development The Department of Finance denied an application to build a 10-story condo complex atop an existing seven-story building on West End Avenue. (Patch)

Jean Nouvel’s MoMA tower reaches new heights in Midtown The future supertall will top out at 1,050 feet sometime next year. (Curbed)

Parks Department Details Plans For Seward Park, Tompkins Fence Controversy Resurfaces A $6.4 million improvement project in Seward Park will create an inviting plaza in front of the public library, open up and expand the garden on the south side of the park and make entrances and fencing less foreboding. (The Lo-Down)

This $29 Million NYC Penthouse Is Hidden in the Sky Love townhouses, but hate being at ground-level, like mere mortals? Finally, a solution. (Bloomberg)

New Manhattan Mansion to Rival NYC’s Luxe Condo Towers in Super Amenities Race Tribeca home designed by Maya Lin will have 82-foot pool, basketball court. (Mansion Global)

New Manhattan Mansion to Rival NYC’s Luxe Condo Towers in Super Amenities Race

Food & Drink

Beloved UES Restaurant Mon Petit Cafe Closes After 32 Years A decades-old Upper East Side restaurant announced its closure on Facebook, saying the climate for small business “has become a crushing force.” (Gothamist)

Dole Whip, an 80s Cult Dessert at Chikarashi People have been freaking out about Dole Whip at Chikarashi, a bright yellow, usually tropical-fruit flavored, vegan soft-serve. (Eater)

Salt Bae Sprinkles His Way Into the China Grill Location The Manhattan branch has closed after nearly 30 years in business. (Eater)

A Rare Guatemalan Restaurant Is Tucked Away in Jamaica, Queens Luna de Xelaju serves ‘longbeak rattlebox’ tamales in a former pizzeria. (Eater)


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