No Deal Between Kushners and Chinese Company Over Fifth Avenue Skyscraper

Touring Staten Island off of the ferry, double shooting at Queens club, trouble at Le Cirque and the Apollo Theater’s executioner.

Today’s News

No Deal Between Kushners and Chinese Company Over Fifth Avenue Skyscraper A Chinese company with ownership ties to some of the Communist Party’s leading families has ended talks to invest billions of dollars in a Manhattan office tower owned by the family of Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House aide. (New York Times)

Car Wash Shuts Down After Owner Settles Record $1.65M Wage Theft Lawsuit

Car Wash Shuts Down After Owner Settles Record $1.65M Wage Theft Lawsuit A local car wash business shuttered unexpectedly over the weekend, nearly a year after staffers successfully sued and won a record-breaking $1.65 million in back wages and damages. (DNAinfo)


NYPD Investigating Double Queens Shooting Police are on the hunt for the person behind a double-shooting in Queens early Wednesday morning that left a man dead. (NY1)

NYPD Investigating Double Queens Shooting

After-School Coach Charged With Sexual Abuse of 8-Year-Old Girls An after-school basketball coach was charged in New York State Supreme Court on Wednesday with sexually abusing two 8-year-old girls while working at a Manhattan school, prosecutors said. (New York Times)

Brooklyn rapper charged in slashing outside gay nightclub “Mousey Baby,” is accused of slashing one man, menacing another with a weapon, and stabbing a third man while shouting homophobic slurs as the victims left the Langston Club in Bedford-Stuyvesant on March 5. (The Daily News)

Brooklyn rapper charged in slashing outside gay nightclub

Bronx murder marks whopping 87th arrest for career criminal A career criminal arrested for tossing a gun while fleeing from a murder scene in the Bronx had been arrested an incredible 86 previous times, sources said. (The Daily News)

Real Estate & Development

26-Story Office Building Filed at 106 West 56th St. The new boutique office building will rise 402 feet and contain office space across the ground through 25th floors. (NY YIMBY)

26-Story Office Building Filed at 106 West 56th St.

Mott Haven braces for pair of 12-story rentals near 145th Street Bridge Construction is likely to get underway by the end of this year. (Curbed)

Early Plans Unveiled For Two-Tower Mega-Project In Jersey City’s Journal Square A website describes plans for two towers, one of which would be 55 stories tall with 591 residential units while the other, known as the western tower, would be 49 stories tall with 589 units. (Jersey Digs)

Building Tour : 242 Broome The projected is located on site 1 at the corner of Broome and Ludlow Street, anchoring the western edge of the development. (Field Condition)

Food & Drink

Little Tong Specializes in Modern Yunnanese Noodles For those looking for Yunnanese rice noodles or mixian, there’s long been only one place to reliably get a quality bowl. (Grub Street)

Where To Find The Best German Food In NYC So to celebrate the influence of German cuisine on our culture, here are the best German beer halls, restaurants, and sausage stands in New York City. (Gothamist)

Where To Find The Best German Food In NYC

Dieter Roth’s Art Bar Rises Once Again in Manhattan The Swiss artist Dieter Roth originally constructed his Roth Bar entirely of salvaged materials for the Hauser & Wirth gallery in Zurich in 1997. (New York Times)

Is This the Beginning of the End for Le Cirque? This week has not been kind to 43-year-old Le Cirque, one of New York’s classic French restaurants that many consider an institution. (Grub Street)

Local Color & History

Meet the Executioner. Your Amateur Night at the Apollo Is Over. So much has changed about the Apollo — its audiences, once mostly black, are now increasingly international, and much has been upgraded — but C.P. Lacey has been a constant. (New York Times)

Staten Island’s Best, Just Off the Ferry St. George, meanwhile, is a diverse hodgepodge of people — immigrants from Latin America, Trinidad, and Sri Lanka, along with many Brooklyn and Manhattan émigrés who found themselves priced out of their “cooler” New York neighborhoods. (Village Voice)

(Feature photo, Colin Poellot; Other photos: Google Street View)

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