A Public Restroom Fit for Brooke Astor Gets an Upgrade

Today: A deadly encounter in the South Bronx, visiting the best all-night eateries in NYC, and troubles for high-end Fifth Avenue retailers.

Today’s News

A Public Restroom Fit for Brooke Astor Gets an Upgrade The newly renovated bathrooms at Bryant Park will reopen this month. The $280,000 project will bring high-tech toilets, new artwork on the walls and more. (New York Times)

Slain EMT Yadira Arroyo’s drug-addled accused killer told cops he’d gift them a Maserati and $1 million after arrest Jose Gonzalez, accused of killing a city EMT, winked at courtroom cameras and pleaded not guilty Wednesday — as new court records revealed his unhinged, drug-addled rants to cops. (The Daily News)

Woman reunited with missing dog after suspicious tale A Manhattan yoga instructor who claimed her dog was stolen while off a leash at the Union Square farmer’s market has gotten the little Pomeranian back safely. (New York Post)

Mayhem

Landlord fatally struck by minivan on his way to lease signing in Brooklyn An elderly landlord on his way to sign a lease was struck and killed by a minivan as he crossed a Brooklyn street, officials said. (Daily News)

In the South Bronx, Lives Marred and Erased by Firearms Two men survived shootings in the South Bronx, where violent crime is aided by an unending tide of guns. But when they ran into each other last year, the encounter turned deadly. (New York Times)

In the South Bronx, Lives Marred and Erased by Firearms

Construction worker seriously injured after seven-ton beam falls on him at Queens site Firefighters rescued the trapped worker and an ambulance took him to Jamaica Hospital in serious condition. (Daily News)

Food & Drink

The Absolute Best 24-Hour Restaurants in New York The true 24-hour restaurant seems to struggle in New York. (Grub Street)

The Absolute Best 24-Hour Restaurants in New York

The New Union Square Cafe Isn’t All That Thrilling — But It Gives You What You Want Eater critic Ryan Sutton gives two stars to the second coming of Danny Meyer’s first restaurant. (Eater)

A piece of pizza history inside a Nolita restaurant “Lombardi’s can trace its history back to 1897, when Neapolitan immigrant Genarro Lombardi opened an Italian grocery and provisions shop (below) at 531/2 Spring Street,” states Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Guide to New York City. (Ephemeral New York)

A piece of pizza history inside a Nolita restaurant

Real Estate & Development

Construction Update: The American Copper Buildings Designed by SHoP Architects, the sloping 41 and 49-story towers are connected by a skybridge filled with amenities such as an indoor lap pool and residents’ lounge. (Field Condition)

City’s most expensive townhouse just sold for $79.5M The 41-foot-wide limestone townhouse at 19 East 64th Street served as the Wildenstein family art gallery for more than 85 years. The mystery buyer is a Chinese hedge fund, sources say. (New York Post)

City’s most expensive townhouse just sold for $79.5M

Group That Houses Turkish Students Planning 200-Foot Tower in Midtown East A nonprofit that houses Turkish students in the West is planning to build a 208-foot tower on East 41st Street, records show. (DNAinfo)

Group That Houses Turkish Students Planning 200-Foot Tower in Midtown East

An Exclusive Look Inside Zaha Hadid’s First New York City Residence Two designers have outfitted the late architect’s highly anticipated 520 West 28th Street. (Architectural Digest)

Business

Tictail Makes an Argument for the World’s Small Creators Tictail Market, a retail intermediary on the Lower East Side, solely highlights makers and their goods, including clothing, jewelry and art. (New York Times)

Stores Take Flight From Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Ralph Lauren became the latest retailer to pull up stakes, announcing that it would close its flagship Polo store at Fifth Avenue and 55th Street as part of a previously announced effort to reorganize the company. (New York Times)

Beloved Short Stop diner closes after 30 years Short Stop first opened at 5977 Broadway, just under the last stop on the No. 1 subway line, more than 30 years ago. (Riverdale Press)


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