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Attack in Jackson Heights Leaves Two Transgender Women Living in Fear

Back from the weekend with a look inside some of Lower Manhattan’s hidden gems, some of the luxury hotels used to house the homeless and meet the piano man of Mimi’s.

Attack in Jackson Heights Leaves Two Transgender Women Living in Fear Though Jackson Heights has a reputation as a welcoming community for gays and lesbians, hate crimes against transgender women have alarmed many in the area. (New York Times)

Waterfront dump site a nightmare for Queens residents who say lot is toxic

Waterfront dump site a nightmare for Queens residents who say lot is toxic A trash-strewn lot full of construction debris is under investigation by the state for its alleged use as an illegal waste transfer site. (Daily News)

These are the 30 posh hotels where NYC places its homeless The city has used 30 Manhattan hotels to house the homeless, including the iconic New Yorker, the upscale Excelsior and the tourist-friendly The Manhattan at Times Square. (New York Post)

$233K worth of sacred texts stolen from synagogue The thief busted down the rear door to the Maase Rokach Congregation on 12th Avenue and 55th Street in Borough Park some time between 3 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., police said. (New York Post)


Woman trying to retrieve her phone struck and killed by train in Queens A subway train struck and killed a woman in Queens as she tried to retrieve her phone from the track bed Sunday afternoon, police said. (The Daily News)

Queens gang member tries to burn down his home with his family inside He had a 5-gallon gas can, a knife and a plan: He wanted to make himself an orphan. (The Daily News)

Man fatally shot by soccer game attendee in Brooklyn Luis Gonzalez was walking past a soccer game that had just let out at Erasmus Hall High School shortly before midnight when a man leaving the game started an argument with him, police said. (PIX11)

Real Estate & Development

Historic Bank Building Near City Hall Becoming Condos Until the late 1960s, it served as bank headquarters of what is now the Emigrant Savings Bank and housed many government agencies when it was subsequently city-owned until 2013. (New York Times)

Historic Bank Building Near City Hall Becoming Condos

Peek Inside 1 Wall Street’s Red Room and White Room as Downtown Landmark Undergoes Conversion The Red Room is a disused lobby with red tile mosaic walls by the artist Hildreth Meiere. (NY YIMBY)

A Brooklyn Condo Sells for a Record $15 Million The apartment has several inimitable features — like the four 14-foot clocks set into the windows, ceiling heights measuring up to 50 feet and a private glass elevator. (New York Times)

A Brooklyn Condo Sells for a Record $15 Million

Local Color & History

A Piano Man of Many Faces, and Some Stranger Stories Chicken Delicious is a campy, mask-wearing 74-year-old fixture at a bar in Manhattan. How he got there is even weirder. (New York Times)

Your Guide to Washington Heights Known for its large, affordable apartments, Dominican food, and a number of preserved pre-war buildings untouched by new development, Washington Heights has played host to several New York City firsts. (Village Voice)

Your Guide to Washington Heights

Food & Drink

Atla Debuts Today With Light Mexican Fare From Enrique Olvera The acclaimed chef’s new casual restaurant has dishes like chia oatmeal and kale tamales. (Eater)

Bamboo Garden, One of Sunset Park’s Best Dim Sum Restaurants, Closes The phone is out of service at the longtime dim sum hall (Eater)

Where to Eat at Citi Field, Home of the Mets Get Fuku sandwiches, Danny Meyer pizza, and even scoops of cookie dough at the stadium. (Eater)


Fulton Street is the Most Expensive Retail Stretch in Brooklyn, Report Says The average asking rent for ground-floor retail space on Fulton Street, between Boerum Place and Flatbush Avenue, has risen 8 percent over the past year, eclipsing Williamsburg’s heavily trafficked Bedford Avenue, according to an annual report. (DNAinfo)

(Feature photo,Anthony Quintano; Other photos: Google Street View)

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