Homeless man confesses to burglarizing Queens temple, churches in revenge plot against God

Today: A look at Jared Kushner’s troubled East Village properties, an atheist church burglar, a construction worker dies in Times Square plunge, and mystery surrounding the death of a judge.

Today’s News

Jared Kushner: Top White House Adviser and NYC Rat Lord While Jared Kushner was visiting Iraq with a bulletproof vest over his blazer and failing to find $7 billion to finance his phallic eighty-story glass tower on Fifth Avenue, tenants in two of his Lower Manhattan buildings were dealing with a more prosaic problem. (Village Voice)

Jared Kushner: Top White House Adviser and NYC Rat Lord

Homeless man confesses to burglarizing Queens temple, churches in revenge plot against God A Queens burglary suspect, motivated by his hatred of the Almighty, robbed four houses of worship in three weeks including one that was hit three separate times, officials said. (The Daily News)

Contractor: I hid mob ties to land hefty WTC contract A Queens contractor with alleged mob ties admitted Wednesday to hiding his company’s organized crime connection in order to win the lucrative 1 World Trade Center contract. (New York Post)

Mayhem

Judge found dead in Hudson River was ‘force for good’ A pioneering judge, who became the first Muslim woman in US history to serve on the bench, was found dead — washed up on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River, sources said. (New York Post)

Career criminal charged with murder after alleged fatal push of 53-year-old off Brooklyn building during fight A career criminal was charged with murder Wednesday for shoving a man nearly twice his age off a balcony in Brooklyn, the bloody end to an argument over a credit card scam, police sources said. (The Daily News)

Career criminal charged with murder after alleged fatal push of 53-year-old off Brooklyn building during fight

One person injured in Passover fire at Brooklyn synagogue Firefighters responded to a fire at the Kneses Israel on Nautilus Avenue in Sea Gate shortly after midnight. The blaze was under control by 3 a.m., officials said. (The Daily News)

Contractor Arrested After Inferno Overtakes Queens Apartment Building, Leaving Dozens Displaced Nearly a dozen firefighters suffered minor injuries in the blaze. (NBC New York)

Contractor Arrested After Inferno Overtakes Queens Apartment Building, Leaving Dozens Displaced

Construction worker killed in ‘completely preventable’ plunge at Times Square site A city hardhat plummeted 18 feet to his death Wednesday in what city officials called a “completely preventable” construction accident in Times Square. (The Daily News)

Construction worker killed in ‘completely preventable’ plunge at Times Square site

Gunman fires into Manhattan barbershop targeting 12-year-old boy The triggerman, clad in shorts, stopped, looked around and pulled a handgun out of his waistband, according the footage. (New York Post)

Food & Drink

‘Artisan’ ice cream shop adds third Manhattan location Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream signed a lease for a 950-square-foot space at 224 Front St., one of 11 restored, landmark, low-rise residential buildings on the block between Beekman Street and Peck Slip. (New York Post)

Local Color & History

Larry Liedy, Your Neighborhood Ambassador to New Brighton Larry Liedy is the owner of Liedy’s Shore Inn. (Village Voice)

Larry Liedy, Your Neighborhood Ambassador to New Brighton

A Tour of The City Reliquary A treasure trove of NYC memorabilia in Williamsburg. (Splice)

Hamilton Art Mystery at City Hall: Lost, Stolen or Never There? A British scholar insists New York City Hall somehow managed to lose the 19th-century painting on which an Alexander Hamilton stamp was based. How and when the painting was lost — if it ever was — is unclear. (New York Times)

Real Estate & Development

Long-stalled Lower East Side site will become a co-living residence

Long-stalled Lower East Side site will become a co-living residence Rent for a bedroom will start at $1,799. (Curbed)

Historic Tribeca townhouse with thoroughly modern interiors wants $7M The home is more than 200 years old. (Curbed)

235 Grand Should Add to Jersey City’s Skyline By 2019 Demolition has commenced at 235 Grand Street in Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor neighborhood, and a new rental building plus some added green space will be coming to the site before you know it. (Jersey Digs)

Business & Shopping

Manhattan Comedy School offers lessons in laughter Before some can bring the laughs on the big stage, they go through lessons at Manhattan Comedy School. (PIX11)


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