Today: Jamaican patties, an “illicit” Grand Central tour, and checking in on Hudson Yards.

Union Square tech hub might spur an area rezoning

Today’s News

Death of New York judge found dead in river is suspicious, police say The New York Police department said that the death of a New York Court of Appeals judge whose body was found on the banks of the Hudson River last week is suspicious. (ABC News)

Union Square tech hub might spur an area rezoning Preservationists fear an “oversized ‘Silicon Alley’.” (Curbed)

Queens pizzeria owner Gregorio Gigliotti sentenced to 18 years in cocaine case A New York pizzeria owner was sentenced to 18 years in prison for trafficking more than 110 lbs of cocaine into the United States from Costa Rica, in a case born out of a probe into an Italian organized crime group. (Reuters)

Queens pizzeria owner Gregorio Gigliotti sentenced to 18 years in cocaine case

This Man Pretended To Be NYPD Detective To Get Woman’s Cellphone Access Code Police are looking for a man they believe impersonated an NYPD detective in order to gain access to a stolen cellphone. (Gothamist)

Cops arrest suspect who slashed Brownstoner editor on subway The crazed man who slashed the editor of the real estate blog Brownstoner on a Brooklyn subway was arrested Tuesday morning in New Jersey. (New York Post)

Park Slope landmark to be honored at preservation awards ceremony The Montauk Club, a private social club located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Lincoln Place in Park Slope, is among the projects that will be recognized at the 2017 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards. (Brooklyn Reporter)

Park Slope landmark to be honored at preservation awards ceremony

Mayhem

Man fatally gunned down in the Bronx dreamed of a rap career Haywood rapped under the name Quay Dollaz. On his YouTube page, his top music videos have nearly 30,000 views. (The Daily News)

Man fatally gunned down in the Bronx dreamed of a rap career

Man stabbed on Queens subway platform A 31-year-old was knifed after a dispute with another man on a Queens subway platform Tuesday afternoon, police said. (New York Post)

Man Fatally Stabbed in the Neck in Crown Heights Building The victim staggered out of the building as the suspect fled down Dean Street, witnesses said. (DNAinfo)

Man Fatally Stabbed in the Neck in Crown Heights Building

ACS Previously Visited Home Of 2-Month-Old Bronx Boy Who Is Now Clinging To Life The Administration Children’s Services apparently visited the home of a 2-month-old Bronx boy on several occasions before paramedics found him near death over the weekend. (CBS New York)

ACS Previously Visited Home Of 2-Month-Old Bronx Boy Who Is Now Clinging To Life

Real Estate & Development

Hudson Yards construction update: a status check on the Manhattan megaproject See how far the effort to remake the West Side of Manhattan has come in recent years. (Curbed)

Luxurious New York City mansion on the market for $84.5 million A luxurious mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan is on the market for $84.5 million. It was recently featured on Trulia’s list of the 20 most expensive homes for sale in America. (ABC News)

Luxurious New York City mansion on the market for $84.5 million

Demolition Permit Issued for Our Lady of Loreto Church in Ocean Hill The Renaissance style church was completed in 1908 and designed by architect Adriano Armezzani, an Italian immigrant who worked with fellow Italian craftsmen — including a sculptor, painter and builder — to complete the project. (Brownstoner)

Demolition Permit Issued for Our Lady of Loreto Church in Ocean Hill

NBC anchor Lester Holt wants $6.6M for his park-fronting Nomad condo Holt and his wife, Carol Hagen-Holt purchased the home for $3.3M. (Curbed)

Local Color & History

Here’s What We Saw During Our Illicit, Behind-The-Scenes Grand Central Tour During the tour we were shown the “secret” sub-basement, the glass catwalks, the hidden staircase inside the information booth, the Tiffany clock that overlooks 42nd Street, and Track 61 under the Waldorf-Astoria, which allegedly holds FDR’s old private train car. (Gothamist)

Chapel That Survived Sept. 11 Attacks May Not Survive Rent Increase As a result of the neighborhood’s recovery, which the chapel helped bring about, St. Joseph’s rent more than tripled in 2014, to $264,000 a year. (New York Times)

A Day in the Life of a Food Vendor He immigrated from Bangladesh 23 years ago, and is now one of two partners in a halal food cart that sets up on Greenwich Street close to the World Trade Center, all year long, rain or shine. (New York Times)

Food & Drink

In the Bronx, Jamaican Patties That Are ‘Worth the Wait’ The constant flow of people in and out of the shop signals the popularity of this 47-year-old storefront in Wakefield, largely known for its Jamaican patties and its coco bread, a starchy, sweet, white concoction. (New York Times)

Fusco, Scott Conant’s Latest, Will Open in Flatiron District The dining room, done in white with mirrors and crystal chandeliers, is an elegant throwback, tablecloths and all. (New York Times)

D.C. Chain &pizza To Bring Conveyor Belt Pies to NYC A NoMad opening will be the first of many, if the founder has his way. (Eater)


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