Crown Heights Homeless Shelter Opening Blocked Again by Judge

Amy Sedaris shows off the West Village, an apartment on the market still has David Bowie’s piano, and a proposed gondola would connect Staten Island and Bayonne. 

Today’s News

Alleged Mob Associates Violently Ruled Street Loan Biz in Queens A mafia boss turned a house into a “gargantuan” mansion that he used as “a daily visual reminder to those in his neighborhood of his wealth and power.” (DNAinfo)

Alleged Mob Associates Violently Ruled Street Loan Biz in Queens

Chelsea Market Roof Fire Forces Evacuation Chelsea Market was evacuated after its roof reportedly caught fire. Initial reports indicate a rooftop generator at the popular food market caught fire. (Gothamist)

Crown Heights Homeless Shelter Opening Blocked Again by Judge A judge put another hurdle in front of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans to open 90 new homeless shelters citywide by extending a temporary restraining order that prevents the opening of a men’s facility in Crown Heights. (DNAinfo)

Police release video of men wanted for attacking famed restaurateur The two suspects, seen on surveillance video wearing hooded sweatshirts, put the 70-year-old restaurateur in a chokehold and threw him on the floor of his lobby before stealing $1,800 in foreign currency, according to police. (New York Post)

Proposed Gondola Would Shuttle Commuters Between Staten Island and New Jersey Commuters headed to Manhattan from Staten Island would take the gondola from the Elm Park neighborhood to Eight Street in Bayonne, where they could catch the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and connect to a PATH train headed to Lower Manhattan. (NBC New York)

Proposed Gondola Would Shuttle Commuters Between Staten Island and New Jersey

Hundreds of Upper East Siders Sign Petition to Stop ‘Spitting Lady’ Upper East Siders fed up with a woman they say chases and spits on passers-by launched a petition demanding local politicians and Mayor de Blasio “take action” — but one politician says solving the problem isn’t so simple. (DNAinfo)

Mayhem

Video of school brawl proof city is failing kids: union head A disturbing cell phone video showing a knock-down, drag-out brawl between students in Queens is proof that city has turned a blind eye to violence in the school system, a safety agent union leader says. (New York Post)

Video of school brawl proof city is failing kids: union head

Body of woman shot in the head found in housing stairwell An aspiring model pulled a blade while helping her friend settle a dispute with the pal’s baby daddy — and was fatally shot in the head during the fight in a Bronx housing project, sources said. (New York Post)

Body of woman shot in the head found in housing stairwell

Real Estate & Development

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel settle on pricey NYC penthouse The boy-band legend and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, are the latest celebs to shack up inside star-studded 443 Greenwich St. — a luxury CetraRuddy-designed condominium conversion in Tribeca. (New York Post)

Midtown’s Future Tallest Skyscraper Gets Fluted Glass Curtain Wall Extell Development’s Central Park Tower is slowly making its way to its throne as Midtown Manhattan’s skyline king. (CityRealty)

Apartment featuring David Bowie’s piano on the market for $6.5 million The chance to play the late David Bowie’s piano while enjoying unobstructed views of Central Park in a New York City apartment could be yours for $6.495 million. (ABC News)

Apartment featuring David Bowie’s piano on the market for $6.5 million

Revealed: Seven-Story, 82-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned at 615 10th Ave. The design of a seven-story, 82-unit mixed-use building under development at 615 Tenth Avenue, located between West 44th and 45th streets in Hell’s Kitchen, has been revealed in a new rendering. (NY YIMBY)

Food & Drink

While in Kathmandu Will Open as Ridgewood’s Newest Destination for Authentic Nepali Food The Seneca Avenue cafe will serve up Nepali cuisine with a few new twists. (Bushwick Daily)

Taco Tour: When Everything in Bushwick Changes, Zefe’s Stays the Same

Taco Tour: When Everything in Bushwick Changes, Zefe’s Stays the Same Zefe’s Taqueria has been feeding the neighborhood since 2008. (Brooklyn Daily)

Local Color & History

Amy Sedaris, Your Neighborhood Ambassador to the West Village Amy Sedaris, comic actor, walks through her favorite places in the Manhattan neighborhood. (Village Voice)

Business

Find Art & Design Inspiration at Cache, Bushwick’s Home Decor The new home decor shop and studio makes unique statement pieces that will make you want to redesign your whole apartment. (Bushwick Daily)


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