Queens’ Spa Castle owners charged with tax fraud

Today as it gets warmer, we have a historic co-op for sale and the renovation of the South Street Seaport.

Today’s News

Queens’ Spa Castle owners charged with tax fraud The owners of Spa Castle, a popular Queens spa, were each hit with 11 felony charges Wednesday for failing to pay more than $1.5 million in taxes. (Daily News)

Residents Go to Court to Stop Opening of Crown Heights Shelter

SUV Smashes Into Brooklyn Middle School, Leaves Gaping Hole in Building The cause of the accident at East New York Family Academy is under investigation, but it appears the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the side of the building. (NBC New York)

Residents Go to Court to Stop Opening of Crown Heights Shelter A day before its opening, neighbors of a controversial new shelter in Crown Heights have filed a petition to stop the project. (DNAinfo)

Mayhem

Racist Maryland man who fatally stabbed black New Yorker admits his intent to kill African-American men The 26-inch weapon — with an 18-inch blade — pierced the victim’s chest just above his heart and exited his back before pinging against the sidewalk on Monday night. (The Daily News)

Real Estate & Development

South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 slated for 2018 It will take a bit longer to move and reconstruct the landmarked Tin Building, which stands between the FDR Drive and Pier 17. (New York Post)

South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 slated for 2018

Inside Samantha Bee’s classy $3.7 million New York City apartment Bee and her husband Jason Jones recently bought an apartment on the Upper West Side in Manhattan for $3.7 million. (Business Insider)

Local Color & History

Social Circuit Crisis: With the Waldorf Closed, Where to Hold That Gala? When the Waldorf Astoria shut its doors on March 1 for two to three years, hotel guests and visiting heads of state weren’t the only ones trying to find alternative accommodations. (New York Times)

Greta Garbo’s East Side Co-op Goes on the Market The elusive actress Greta Garbo took refuge in her apartment at the Campanile, at 450 East 52nd Street. The unit is now being sold by her heirs; it is listed by Halstead Property for $5.95 million. (New York Times)

Food & Drink

An Exclusively Pescetarian Restaurant Called Gloria Has Opened In Hell’s Kitchen Chef and business partner Diego Garcia created a menu centered entirely around seafood after stints at Le Berardin and Contra awakened the duo to the common dietary practice of pescetarianism. (Gothamist)


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