Homeless man’s nonstop drunken singing is driving people crazy

Today, a homeless man’s singing is driving residents crazy, a list of New York’s best pastrami and a look at how the late David Rockefeller shaped New York City.

Today’s News

Homeless man’s nonstop drunken singing is driving people crazy Residents of an Upper East Side high-rise are being driven out of their minds and apartments by a homeless man who drunkenly sings at the top of his lungs all day and night. (New York Post)

Apparent pot factory goes up in smoke in Bronx; fire fills streets with smell of marijuana

Apparent pot factory goes up in smoke in Bronx; fire fills streets with smell of marijuana A Bronx superintendent was busted for turning the building’s basement into a major marijuana grow house, police and neighbors said Sunday. (The Daily News)

Union Hall Closed Indefinitely After Friday Night Fire A fire broke out at the popular Brooklyn restaurant and venue, Union Hall. Luckily, no one was injured. (Gothamist)

Union Hall Closed Indefinitely After Friday Night Fire

Mayhem

Man, 21, dies after falling from fourth-floor window in Brooklyn A Brooklyn party ended in tragedy early Saturday when a 21-year-old reveler fell to his death from a fourth-floor window. (The Daily News)

Man, 21, dies after falling from fourth-floor window in Brooklyn

Heartless muggers rob 83-year-old man at knifepoint in Queens apartment building When the doors closed, one of the men brandished a knife and told the senior “don’t make a noise,” according to officials. The second man swiped a cell phone and $20 from the victim. (The Daily News)

Brooklyn firefighter makes amazing save in smoky ‘blackout conditions’ Johnson said he felt the injured man’s head first. Then he wrenched his arms around the man and dragged him from the back of the building to safety. (The Daily News)

Police searching for suspects who beat and robbed elderly man in Brooklyn deli One man punched the victim numerous times in the face and body, police say, while the second suspect took his wallet and cell phone. (ABC7)

Local Color & History

Vacant Brooklyn lot could be site of mass grave for Revolutionary War soldiers It looks like just another empty lot on the edge of Park Slope and Gowanus, but the construction site, which sometimes is a parking lot, might be final resting place for the soldiers from the Maryland 400. (PIX11)

What David Rockefeller Wanted Built Got Built Its dazzling facade of aluminum and glass dramatically disrupted the romantic but somnolent downtown skyline. The building was generally regarded as a landmark long before it was officially designated one in 2008. (New York Times)

A glorious 1914 tower symbolizes the United City There’s much to love about this triumphant work of architecture: the vaulted entrance with Guastavino ceiling tiles, the bas relief panels, and the gilded copper statue, “Civic Fame,” perched at the top of the central tower. (Ephemeral New York)

A glorious 1914 tower symbolizes the United City

Food & Drink

The Absolute Best Pastrami in New York This ancient specialty is served not just in delis these days, but also in butcher shops and newfangled barbecues. (Grub Street)

The Absolute Best Pastrami in New York

Business

Inside the exclusive New York gym where Hugh Jackman, Victoria’s Secret models and Wall Streeters work out The gym opened up in March of last year, and is a favorite with Wall Streeters and Victoria’s Secret models. (Business Insider)


(Feature photo, Joe Hunt; Other photos: Google Street View)

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