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The Inspiring Life and Tragic Death of Bakary Darboe, Immigrant From The Bronx

The Inspiring Life and Tragic Death of Bakary Darboe, Immigrant From The Bronx For a brief moment, the tragic demise of a Gambian immigrant named Bakary Darboe was big news. (Village Voice)

Bomb threat prompts evacuation of Brooklyn high school Students at Midwood High School on Bedford Ave. near Glenwood Rd. were pulled out of their classes at about 11 a.m. after the bomb report was made. (The Daily News)

Bomb threat prompts evacuation of Brooklyn high school

Shelter for 106 Homeless Men to Open in Crown Heights Next Month A new shelter for more than 100 homeless men is set to open on Bergen Street next month, officials from the city’s Department of Homeless Services said. (DNAinfo)

Shelter for 106 Homeless Men to Open in Crown Heights Next Month

Residents Fleeing Chelsea Building With Monthslong Cooking Gas Outage Residents of 463 W. 19th St. went without hot water for more than a month last spring after a fire broke out in the restaurant on the building’s ground floor. (DNAinfo)

Mayhem

Death of TriBeCa Jeweler Found With Zip Ties Around Neck Ruled Homicide The death of a TriBeCa jeweler who was found dead in his store’s bathroom with two zip ties bound around his neck was ruled a homicide, the city medical examiner’s office said. (DNAinfo)

Death of TriBeCa Jeweler Found With Zip Ties Around Neck Ruled Homicide

Man falls to his death while trying to jump between Bronx rooftops to evade police A wanted man running from police fell six stories to his death Tuesday while trying to make a 15-foot leap between Bronx rooftops, officials said. (The Daily News)

Real Estate & Development

Rentals at Urby’s Jersey City skyscraper hit the market from $2,000/month The 713-foot tower is one of New Jersey tallest and comes with 762 apartments. (Curbed)

Rentals at Urby’s Jersey City skyscraper hit the market from $2,000/month

Studio Gang’s Solar Carve Tower Approved for Construction on the High Line Studio Gang is celebrating the approval of their Solar Carve Tower along Manhattan’s High Line with the release of sunny new renderings. (Architzer)

How to live on a ‘secret street’ in Manhattan Sylvan Terrace is one of the city’s “secret streets,” such as Pomander Walk, Sniffen Court and Love Lane Mews, tucked-away blocks home to exclusive real estate that doesn’t become available very often. (New York Post)

How to live on a ‘secret street’ in Manhattan

Trevor Noah buys Manhattan duplex penthouse with a wraparound terrace for $10 million Spans both 17th and 18th floors inside the Ralph Walker-designed Stella Tower. (The Daily Mail)

The Pierre’s $500,000/month rental is back and as over-the-top as ever The 39th-floor residence boasts six bedrooms and stunning Central Park views. (Curbed)

Food & Drink

Short video explains the delicious history of La Caridad A video explains how the restaurant began, and has an interview with the last surviving Cuban immigrant in the kitchen. (West Side Rag)

Short video explains the delicious history of La Caridad

Katz’s Deli Says Brooklyn Outpost Just Weeks Away The new outpost will be at the DeKalb Market Hall, a large food hall that is slated to open this spring at the City Point mega-development in downtown Brooklyn. (NBC New York)

Joah Dishes Out Korean Comfort Food in Queens Joah serves a version of Korean comfort food that borrows some of its heartiest elements from America, Japan, and even Italy. (Village Voice)

Local Color & History

YouTube’s NYC Space Will Make You Want To Quit Your Day Job The 20,000 square-foot space, which first opened on the sixth floor of Chelsea Market in 2014, is a full-on production facility where YouTube creators can go to take production classes, attend panels, and, most importantly, film segments. (Refinery 29)

The Top 10 Secrets of Sea View Hospital on Staten Island Since 1913, the complex has evolved over the years into a unique blend of active hospital and adaptive reuse of many buildings. Still others lie unused and deteriorating, awaiting new life. (Untapped Cities)

The Waldorf Astoria’s prestigious 85-year run, captured in historic photos As the hotel prepares for its next phase—condos, of course—a look back at its history. (Curbed)


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