Without Rikers, Learning to Love the Jail Next Door

Also in the news: A 107-year-old fixture of the Bronx’s Little Italy, the history of Bowling Green and Swedish chefs stake an outpost in Greenpoint.

Today’s News

Without Rikers, Learning to Love the Jail Next Door The Brooklyn Detention Complex, which was closed for years before reopening in 2012, now stands as a kind of gateway to Boerum Hill, easily one of the trendiest ZIP codes in the Western Hemisphere. (New York Times)

Police find large reptile, along with drugs and gun inside Brooklyn apartment

Famed Manhattan butcher accused of giving noose to black delivery man with ominous message A famed West Village butcher is the subject of a hate crime investigation after he was accused of serving up a noose to a black deliveryman, police sources said. (Daily News)

Oil Spill Dumps 27,000 Gallons Toward The Gravesend Bay

Police find large reptile, along with drugs and gun inside Brooklyn apartment The animal was kept in a tank in the living room of the apartment at 21 East 21st Street, according to the NYPD. Officers also recovered a loaded .380 semi-automatic handgun and a quantity of crack cocaine. (WABC)

Oil Spill Dumps 27,000 Gallons Toward The Gravesend Bay The 27,000 gallon spill at Bayside Fuel Depot began before sunrise on Thursday, March 30. (BKLYNER)

Mayhem

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 27-year-old man outside Staten Island liquor store A suspect is in custody after a 27-year-old man was fatally shot outside a Staten Island liquor store. (The Daily News)

Teen boy arrested for raping 14-year-old girl inside Brooklyn shelter A teenage boy raped a 14-year-old girl inside a Brooklyn shelter, police said. (The Daily News)

Teen boy arrested for raping 14-year-old girl inside Brooklyn shelter

Man Walking In The Bronx With Plastic Bag Full Of $48K Gets Robbed According to the NYPD, the victim was walking with a plastic bag mysteriously full of $48,000 in cash, when a man approached him and ripped the bag out of hands, sending fat stacks flying everywhere. (Gothamist)

Local Color & History

Turning 107, and Sipping (Brandy) From His Bronx ‘Fountain of Youth’ Mr. Binder turns 107 on Saturday, but he had the confidence to celebrate early during his regular Wednesday lunch at Mario’s on Arthur Avenue, the main drag in Belmont, a longstanding Italian neighborhood in the Bronx. (New York Times)

Turning 107, and Sipping (Brandy) From His Bronx ‘Fountain of Youth’

Why is Manhattan’s Oldest Public Park Named Bowling Green? As Manhattan’s oldest public park, Bowling Green is deeply rooted in New York City history. (Untapped Cities)

Food & Drink

How to Cop the Style of Brooklyn’s Most Brooklyn Restaurant for Your Home Mettā, a restaurant that opened in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood nearly a month ago, is the sort of spot that makes locals throw their money around like a baby flinging a handful of sticky Cheerios. (GQ)

How to Cop the Style of Brooklyn’s Most Brooklyn Restaurant for Your Home

Norman, From Two Major Scandinavian Chefs, Opens in Greenpoint The Danish culinary entrepreneur Claus Meyer and the innovative Swedish chef Fredrik Berselius are collaborating on this dining option at A/D/O, a work space and design studio run by the Mini division of the car company BMW. (New York Times)

Real Estate & Development

Bronx mansion built for Christ’s return finally sells for $6.2M The Riverdale home was originally asking $15M. (The Real Deal)

Revealed: 10-Story Office Redevelopment Project Atop Macy’s Renderings have been revealed of the planned redevelopment of two interconnected commercial buildings that currently house Macy’s at 422 Fulton Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. (NY YIMBY)

Tribeca’s 56 Leonard reveals its amenities, designed by Herzog & de Meuron This architect-designed space has some unusual elements—for one, a sculptural spiral staircase (made of raw concrete, a dominant material throughout the dual-level area) that connects the ninth and tenth floors. (Curbed)

Seven-Story, 39-Unit Affordable Residential Project Filed at 847 St. Nicholas Ave. All of the project’s residential units will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. (NY YIMBY)


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