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Today’s News

Welcome, Airbnb Guest! Your Neighbors are the Trumps An apartment listed on the rental website until last week offered a prime location, luxurious appointments and a lot of security. It was inside Trump Tower. (New York Times)

Welcome, Airbnb Guest! Your Neighbors are the Trumps

Vandals not responsible for dozens of tipped graves at Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn, management says Cops don’t believe that the graves at Washington Cemetery on Bay Parkway in Midwood were pushed over by vandals. (The Daily News)

Vandals not responsible for dozens of tipped graves at Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn, management says

Six people staged demolition derby in the Lincoln Tunnel Six people — many with police records — staged a demolition derby in the Lincoln Tunnel Saturday evening, crashing their stolen mini-van into several other vehicles as they tried to escape cops, Port Authority cops said. (New York Post)

‘We’re Going To Shut It Down’: Crown Heights Blasts City Plan For Men’s Shelter Tempers flared Saturday at a community meeting over the opening of a homeless shelter in Crown Heights, with local residents and elected officials repeatedly berating representatives from the city about their plans for the shelter and demanding it be moved. (Gothamist)

‘We’re Going To Shut It Down’: Crown Heights Blasts City Plan For Men’s Shelter

Mayhem

250 Firefighters Battle Fire in Queens; 5 Injured, 13 Buildings Damaged 250 FDNY firefighters battled a blaze that injured five people and torched several stores in Queens. (NBC 4)

250 Firefighters Battle Fire in Queens; 5 Injured, 13 Buildings Damaged

Woman found dead after fire rips through home The blazed started inside a two-story home on Driggs Street in Great Kills around 4 a.m. and quickly spread to both floors. (New York Post)

Woman found dead after fire rips through home

Bronx woman dies after fall from fifth floor of apartment building A Bronx woman died after plummeting from the window of her fifth-floor apartment Friday and detectives are trying to determine if she was pushed, police sources said. (The Daily News)

Real Estate & Development

In Downtown Brooklyn, New Rentals Go Head to Head Dominating nearly a city block, the high-rise has two distinct sections, one glass and one brick, which are divided roughly along a diagonal. (New York Times)

Norvin Properties converting 250 Church to apartments Owner had planned to renovate existing office space at the Tribeca building. (The Real Deal)

Always a Bridesmaid: The Saga of 2 World Trade Center Now sitting on the drawing board is the Bjarke Ingels-designed 2 WTC, which has taken on the role of the bridesmaid who has watched her little sisters be married off to prosperous tenants like Spotify and Group M. (Commercial Observer)

Food & Drink

At This Staten Island Restaurant, a Kitchen Run by Grandmas At Enoteca Maria, an “Italian” restaurant on Hyatt Street, half of the menu changes daily. The fixed half is Italian; the rest is left for rotating cuisines from all over the world. And the people calling the shots are not professional chefs; they are grandmothers. (New York Times)

At This Staten Island Restaurant, a Kitchen Run by Grandmas

The Best Breakfast Pizzas In NYC While the gold standard pizza egg is sunny-side up, you can also go with poached, over easy, hard or soft boiled, or scrambled. (Gothamist)

Goodbye, coffee-stirring freeloaders: An N.Y.C. coffeehouse that charges by the hour Pourt, which opened late January 2017, charges $7 an hour plus $3 an hour for bottomless coffee. (New York Business Journal)

Local Color & History

When college hoops ruled NYC — in a different, forgotten MSG The third incarnation of Madison Square Garden ruled Manhattan from 1925-68, hosted so many important prize fights, hosted the old eight-day bicycle races, hosted the circus, hosted the Rangers and the Knicks. (New York Post)

A Lasting Relic of Stadt Huys, NYC’s Very First City Hall, in Lower Manhattan Cordoned off by brass railings, the building’s original grey foundation can be seen through a glass window in the sidewalk at 85 Broad Street. (Untapped Cities)

An Inside Look at NYC Department of Sanitation’s New Spring Street Garage and $20 Million Salt Shed The modern facility provides innovative, sound functionality behind an architecturally modern facade. (Untapped Cities)


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