Man jumps to his death from Midtown high-rise

Mayhem

Man jumps to his death from Midtown high-rise The man, believed to be an employee at a law office operating out of The Helmsley Building at East 46th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, first threatened to jump and then did so minutes later around 1 p.m. (New York Post)

Mom and grandma fight off maniac who tried to grab baby in Brooklyn subway A Queens mom who fought off a deranged man trying to snatch her baby daughter on the subway said she’ll never take a train without her husband again. (Daily News)

Knives seized, cop punched at chaotic John Bowne high school in Queens Cops arrested a second teen after he punched a 32-year-old police officer who was attempting to break up a fight between the teen and another student. (The Daily News)

Knives seized, cop punched at chaotic John Bowne high school in Queens

Today’s News

Alleged Police Impersonator Tries To Rob Brooklyn Store Police say the suspect told the clerk behind the counter that he was a police officer, demanding the clerk turn over the cash inside of the register. (CBS New York)

Alleged Police Impersonator Tries To Rob Brooklyn Store

Local Color & History

Your Guide to Sunset Park While Sunset Park owes its name to a 25-acre hilltop park with panoramic harbor views, the neighborhood’s early history was anchored five avenues downhill, on its industrial waterfront. (Village Voice)

Your Guide to Sunset Park

Hunt for grave of heroic Titanic victim leads researcher to Brooklyn cemetery The cemetery is commissioning a special sign to mark Righini’s grave. (The Daily News)

Real Estate & Development

ODA New York’s Crown Heights rental is nearing completion The eight-story building features 120 apartments, 20 of which are affordable. (Curbed)

ODA New York’s Crown Heights rental is nearing completion

Could a cantilevered transportation hub better connect Roosevelt Island to the rest of NYC? A French architect has envisioned a new transit hub for the island. (Curbed)

All over NYC, projects are in limbo All across the city, new residential projects are experiencing hiccups and delays that not only saddle developers with added expenses but also increase the chances that their products will launch in a soft market. (The Real Deal)

Business & Shopping

Most coffee lovers don’t know the company fueling New York and its diners A Greek immigrant named John Vassilaros founded the company while on sick leave from his job as a restaurant waiter back in 1918. (ABC News)

Your Guide to Sunset Park: Melody Lanes While several leagues call Melody Lanes home, there’s still room for the casual bowler and many a birthday party, making for intergenerational organized chaos. (Village Voice)

Food & Drink

Despite Delivery, Sugarfish is Still Pretty Hard to Get Demand is so high that the restaurant has had to cancel orders. (Eater)


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