Central Park ups security as teens keep falling through pond

Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy crowds

Good morning. Spring’s here, so stay off the pond ice in Central Park. And spend a day eating unhealthy comfort foods across the city.

Today’s News

Central Park ups security as teens keep falling through pond The city Parks Department will increase its number of uniformed workers around a Central Park pond after yet another teen fell through the ice there Monday, officials said. (New York Post)

Why won’t cops stop ‘The Spitting Lady of 77th Street’? A deranged woman has been spitting on residents and visitors for at least five years and victims say police have told them to just turn the other cheek. (New York Post)

Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy crowds With warm weather approaching, Jersey City officials, police and Downtown business owners are grappling with an expected repeat of last summer’s rowdy late-night behavior on the Newark Avenue pedestrian plaza. (NJ.com)

Suspects Sought For Shattering Door At Bronx Mosque About 20 members of the Masjid Salam Mosque were in prayer service when they heard the sound of the glass shattering and found the front door smashed. (CBS2)

Mayhem

Woman, 30, stabbed in head with scissors outside Queens pool hall During the fight, a woman grabbed the victim’s arm and a man slammed the scissors against her head. (The Daily News)

Woman, 30, stabbed in head with scissors outside Queens pool hall

SI woman hits mother in head with baseball bat Police arrested a Staten Island woman Sunday night after she allegedly hit her mother in the head with a baseball bat, an NYPD spokesman said. (PIX11)

Pit bull shot dead by cop in park A Brooklyn cop shot a pit bull when it charged him while he was slapping its female owner with a summons, police said, but the distraught woman claims her dog never attacked anyone and is now needlessly dead. (New York Post)

Real Estate & Development

Once a Musician’s Haven, the Bronx Is Pricing Out Its Sidemen Whedco broke ground in January on Bronx Commons, a development in the Melrose neighborhood where it had hoped to set aside 15 percent of its 305 units for older musicians. (New York Times)

Construction Update: 520 West 28th Street Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the 11-story, 40-unit condo flanks the western edge of the High Line at 28th Street. (Field Condition)

China’s HNA Is Buying a NYC Office Tower for $2.21 Billion Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co. is leading a deal to acquire Manhattan’s 245 Park Ave. for $2.21 billion, one of the highest prices ever paid for a New York skyscraper, two people with knowledge of the negotiations said. (Bloomberg)

China’s HNA Is Buying a NYC Office Tower for $2.21 Billion

De Blasio, landlord of two Park Slope properties, seeking new tenants Apartment hunters can live in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope home for $1,825 a month, according to a new ad that describes the rental as a “sunny & sweet 1 bedroom in a private house.” (Politico New York)

De Blasio, landlord of two Park Slope properties, seeking new tenants

Food & Drink

Sketch: Tom’s Restaurant Diner food is all about comfort, and few folks know that better than the owners of Tom’s Restaurant. (All the Restaurants)

The Best Fried Food In NYC While NYC will likely never match the deep-fried audacity of, say, the Minnesota State Fair, there are certainly some good-tasting things coming out of the hot oil around town these days. (Gothamist)

The Best Fried Food In NYC

Local Color & History

Should ‘Fearless Girl’ Stare Down the Bull Permanently? Thousands Say Yes The 4-foot-tall bronze sculpture of a young girl defiantly staring down Wall Street’s iconic Charging Bull has become a symbol of female empowerment for many, as well as a tourist sensation, since the piece was unveiled on March 7. (DNAinfo)

Best hiking near NYC you can get to by public transportation: Van Cortlandt Park You don’t technically have to leave the city to find a scenic hiking spot—simply take the 1 train to the end of the line, hop out near Van Cortlandt Park, and find the trail you want to take. (Curbed)

Business

The Best Grocery Store In NYC — By Far! Kalustyan’s is a staggeringly inclusive, exotic haven for anything and everything food related in the area affectionately known as Curry Hill. (Paper Mag)


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