Today’s News

Bronx teacher fined $1,000 by Conflict of Interest Board for persuading students to steal money A teacher who worked at Alfred E. Smith High School in the Bronx for nearly 25 years, schemed with the students to falsely claim extra hours on their part-time jobs as part of a work-study program, authorities said. (The Daily News)

Bronx teacher fined $1,000 by Conflict of Interest Board for persuading students to steal money

Woman jumps onto train tracks in Brooklyn “She really confidently and swiftly walked down the middle of the tracks towards Manhattan.” (New York Post)

Swastikas appear on UWS church as NYC-area police investigate plague of anti-Semitic vandalism Hate-filled vandals attacked an Upper West Side Unitarian church off Central Park known for providing refuge to refugees and undocumented immigrants — etching two swastikas into the house of worship’s wooden doors, officials said. (The Daily News)

Swastikas appear on UWS church as NYC-area police investigate plague of anti-Semitic vandalism

Mayhem

Six Injured as Fire Tears Through Multiple Homes in the Bronx Firefighters battled a 4-alarm blaze that started in a Bronx home and tore through six buildings, injuring six people. (NBC New York)

‘Depressed’ Wall Street exec jumps to his death A 47-year-old financial company executive was killed Wednesday when he jumped from a luxury apartment building on the Upper West Side, authorities said. (New York Post)

‘Depressed’ Wall Street exec jumps to his death

Real Estate & Development

Queens Side of Kosciuszko Bridge Could Get New Park City and state agencies are considering the construction of new parkland on the Queens side of the bridge, on a portion of land owned by the state’s Department of Transportation near the base between 43rd Street, 55th and 54th avenues. (DNAinfo)

Queens Side of Kosciuszko Bridge Could Get New Park

Bedford-Union Armory redevelopment gets a boost from nonprofit partner The controversial Crown Heights development has a new partner. (Curbed)

Lavish $65M penthouse unveiled at Robert A.M. Stern’s 70 Vestry The massive, incredibly luxurious home is the crowning jewel of the Robert A.M. Stern-designed project, boasting close to 8,000 square feet of interior space. (6sqft)

Construction Update: 242 West 53rd Street Concrete superstructure has reached the half-way mark and curtain wall installation is underway at Algin Management’s 62-story, 426-unit mixed-use tower in Midtown’s Theater District. (Field Condition)

Food & Drink

Danny Meyer Doesn’t Want Sky-High Price Tags For His Sky-High New FiDi Restaurant When it opens next year, it will be the highest ballroom in the city. (Curbed)

Danny Meyer Doesn’t Want Sky-High Price Tags For His Sky-High New FiDi Restaurant

The Absolute Best Sticky Bun in New York Where the cinnamon roll is draped in some variety of white icing (generally cream-cheese- or just powdered-sugar-based), the sticky bun gets a glaze of a glassier nature, whether it be a thin syrup or a thicker caramel — super sticky of course — and often, though not always, incorporates nuts. (Grub Street)

Akhtar Nawab’s New Brooklyn Taqueria Serves Fried Shrimp and Salsa-Negra Tacos The menu is divided into a few basic, familiar sections, like “chips etc,” which includes a queso fundido “complicado” with artichoke, chorizo, and poblano; botanas or snacks like pig’s-feet carnitas and Coca-Cola ribs; and tacos like a Veracruz fish-taco riff made with stripped bass, “olive veracruzana,” saffron, and crispy onions. (Grub Street)

Local Color & History

History of Sheepshead Bay Road Movie Theaters Two movie theaters opened on Sheepshead Bay Road in 1920s. (BKLYNER)

A ‘Haunted’ Bath Beach Victorian Stands Amidst A Changed Neighborhood One of the last living legacies of a demolished beach resort town in southern Brooklyn holds a firm grip on the neighborhood’s history and refuses to let go. (BKLYNER)


(Feature photo, Colin Poellot; Other photos: Google Street View)

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