Pace University dorm fire forces evacuation at lower Manhattan campus

Also this week: A walk along 42nd Street, in an excerpt from an upcoming book, musicians want to serenade the demolition of a Brooklyn-Queens bridge, and a man stabbed his cousin in the butt.

Today’s News

Pace University dorm fire forces evacuation at lower Manhattan campus An electrical fire sent smoke billowing from Pace University in lower Manhattan on Sunday afternoon, leading to the evacuation of the school’s dorms as a precaution. (The Daily News)

State senator owes more than $50K in property taxes, water bills

Musicians want to play iconic song as bridge is blown to bits A group of musicians wants to send the old Kosciuszko Bridge off with a bang — by performing Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” as it is blown up later this year. (New York Post)

State senator owes more than $50K in property taxes, water bills Property taxes haven’t been paid on the Avenue H home in more than three years, according to city Department of Finance records. (New York Post)

Nearly 140 firefighters battle South Bronx blaze

With ‘Listening Tour,’ de Blasio Tries Courting Staten Island. Again. The mayor and his staff are taking up residency in Staten Island Borough Hall for a week as part of the “City Hall in Your Borough” initiative. (New York Times)

Nearly 140 firefighters battle South Bronx blaze The inferno ripped through several floors of the Tuck-It-Away facility on Walton Ave. near 138th St. in Mott Haven just after midnight. (The Daily News)

Three Brooklyn Clinics, 6.3 Million Oxycodone Pills and 13 Indictments Officials said they learned in the course of the inquiry that two Brooklyn clinics – Parkville Medical Health, in the Kensington neighborhood, and LF Medical Services of NY, in Clinton Hill — were selling large numbers of prescriptions for oxycodone. (New York Times)

Why Does Colgate Clock Park Continue To Sit Derelict? Blame The State What many casually call Colgate Park–the area of land along the waterfront directly behind the Colgate-Palmolive clock–has fallen into disrepair. (Jersey Digs)

Mayhem

Elderly driver hits man, crashes into doctor’s waiting room in Queens An elderly driver slammed into a pedestrian Friday morning in Queens – and crashed into a doctor’s waiting room he was just sitting in minutes earlier, according to officials and witnesses. (New York Times)

Jewelry Store Owner Recovering After Being Shot In The Bronx The owner of a Bronx jewelry store has a bullet lodged inside his stomach Saturday night after being shot in his own store. (CBS New York)

Jewelry Store Owner Recovering After Being Shot In The Bronx

Man, 45, stabs cousin in buttocks during fight in SoHo The man, whose name was not released, launched into the attack on his 37-year-old cousin during a tussle on West Broadway near Houston St. just before midnight, cops said. (The Daily News)

Local Color & History

A Walking Tour of 42nd Street Justin Davidson’s tour down 42nd Street (New York Magazine)

8 Disappearing Districts And Neighborhoods of NYC One aspect of recent developments includes the disintegration of many distinct commercial districts specializing in a particular service or type of business. (Untapped Cities)

Food & Drink

Simple Taiwanese Food, Full of Secrets, at Mama Lee in Queens Every meal at Mama Lee begins with a generous, free bowl of soup, followed by plate after plate of simple, home-style food. (New York Times)

Simple Taiwanese Food, Full of Secrets, at Mama Lee in Queens

Coup, a New Manhattan Bar, Aims to Serve Up an Antidote to Trump “One-hundred percent of the profits are going to organizations that are either being defunded by the current administration or need money to fight the current administration, like Planned Parenthood and the A.C.L.U.” (New York Times)

Real Estate & Development

Ari Onassis’ former Sutton Place townhouse hits the market for $30M The 12-room house, now on the market for $29,950,000, also has a private backyard, as well as a terrace perfect for boat watching and a spectacular glass, circular staircase that “virtually cantilevers over the river.” (6sqft)

Bedford-Union Armory developers strike deal with 32BJ SEIU to staff project with union workers Developers behind the proposed Bedford-Union Armory redevelopment and 32BJ SEIU have struck a deal that would staff the project with union building service workers and create a job training program. (The Daily News)

Gamma Closes on $86M Purchase of 3 Sutton Place, Taps Juul-Hansen as Architect for Tower After triumphing in court and winning a foreclosure auction, Gamma Real Estate has closed on the $86 million acquisition of a development site at 3 Sutton Place, where it plans to build a 700-foot-tall condominium tower. (Commercial Observer)

Gamma Closes on $86M Purchase of 3 Sutton Place, Taps Juul-Hansen as Architect for Tower

Business

Upper East Side businesses slowly rebounding after Second Avenue subway opening After nearly seven years, the streets on the avenue between the upper 60s and upper 90s are finally devoid of the dust, noise and construction equipment that made the area unappealing for shoppers. (amNew York)

This Manhattan shop is exclusively for short guys The store, located on the third floor of a building in the Flatiron District, is stocked with classic American clothing staples such as button-down shirts, pants, suits, outerwear and accessories. (TimeOut NY)


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