Today’s News

Suspected bank bandit covered in red dye busted sneaking around Howard Beach nursing home

Welcome to Wednesday. Learn more about grilled cheese, a fire in Queens and a glimpse inside one of Wall Street’s most beautiful buildings. 

‘Charging Bull’ Sculptor Accuses New York City of Violating His Rights The sculptor of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue is accusing New York City of violating his legal rights by allowing the “Fearless Girl” statue to be installed facing the bronze beast, without his permission. (AP)

Suspected bank bandit covered in red dye busted sneaking around Howard Beach nursing home A bank robber tried to blend in at a Howard Beach nursing home after stealing $1,300, but was betrayed by red ink  from an exploded dye pack all over his hands, police said. (The Daily News)

Drunk Driver Was on Failed Murder-Suicide Bid When He Hit Rollerblader An enraged drunk driver was trying to kill himself and his passenger when he said he was “going to crash this b—h” and mowed down a rollerblader in East New York, prosecutors said. (DNAinfo)

Drunk Driver Was on Failed Murder-Suicide Bid When He Hit Rollerblader

Mayhem

Two firefighters injured combatting five-alarm blaze at Queens apartment building A fire broke out just after 6:30 p.m. at a seven-story apartment building on 94th St. by 57th Ave. in Elmhurst, and quickly spread through the building’s cockloft, between the upper ceiling and the roof. (The Daily News)

Two firefighters injured combatting five-alarm blaze at Queens apartment building

Person Fatally Struck by 6 Train at Brook Avenue Station The person was hit by a northbound train at about 5:33 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the FDNY and MTA. (DNAinfo)

Food & Drink

No Guest List at this Lower East Side Hot Spot The Flower Shop, a bar-and-grill that opened on the Lower East Side in early March, has no guest list, reservations or sneering doorman. (New York Times)

This is the Most Popular Grilled Cheese in NYC, According to UberEATS Data The Cheese Grille in the Lower East Side came out on top, with its Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese ranked at number one in the platform’s list of top 10 most popular grilled cheese orders across the boroughs. (DNAinfo)

This is the Most Popular Grilled Cheese in NYC, According to UberEATS Data

Yellow Magnolia Café Opens at Brooklyn Botanic Garden This restaurant at Brooklyn Botanic Garden has been built into a stretch of sunny, polished greenhouse and features a mural of yellow magnolias, a flower first developed at the garden. (New York Times)

This Carroll Gardens Coffee Shop Has An Impressive Back-Room Restaurant The coffee-shop-by-day, dinner-destination-by-night hybrid has become an increasingly common sight in the city’s tonier precincts, but East One Coffee Roasters, a newcomer in Carroll Gardens, is the first that really nails it. (Gothamist)

This Carroll Gardens Coffee Shop Has An Impressive Back-Room Restaurant

Real Estate & Development

Three-Tower, 857-Unit Mixed-Use Complex Rises Above Street Level at 416-420 Kent Ave. Construction is now seven floors above street level on the 22-story, 252-unit mixed-use tower under development at 416 Kent Avenue, located along the South Williamsburg waterfront. (NY YIMBY)

Building Tour: One Wall Street Construction is underway on the conversion of One Wall Street, the landmark fifty-story limestone Art Deco tower located on an entire block at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street in the Financial District. (Field Condition)

For under $1M, a Staten Island storybook cottage with stunning views The charming single-family home overlooks some of the island’s prettiest property. (Curbed)

Business & Shopping

Where Masters and Mistresses of the Universe Can Have It All The Saks Fifth Avenue at the Brookfield Place mall in Lower Manhattan resembles a clean, well-lighted spacecraft. (New York Times)

MAD’s New York City Departure Confirmed, Details Revealed Mad magazine will relocate its offices from New York City to Burbank, California, following the move of its parent company DC Entertainment in 2015. (Newsarama)


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