A Bronx Church’s O’Reilly Factor

Today: Remembering an FDNY veteran who died in Queens, A 360-degree look at the new Goethals Bridge, and a Brooklyn restaurant named one of America’s best new places to eat.

Today’s News

Park Department releases 400 live herring into the Bronx River in repopulation effort The small fish were shot out of a large hose connected to a truck directly into the river by Boston Road and the Bronx River Parkway. (The Daily News)

Park Department releases 400 live herring into the Bronx River in repopulation effort

A Bronx Church’s O’Reilly Factor Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx, which has received a large donation from Bill O’Reilly, the recently deposed Fox News host, for its centennial restoration project. (New York Times)

Townsend Harris, Elite Queens High School, Gets Welcome Change at the Top The cause of celebration at Townsend Harris High School in Queens was not a victory on a sports field, but word that an interim acting principal who was widely disliked would be leaving. (New York Times)

Townsend Harris, Elite Queens High School, Gets Welcome Change at the Top

Mayhem

New York City Firefighter Dies After Falling From Roof A New York City firefighter died on Thursday after falling from the roof of an apartment building while battling a fire in Queens, officials said. (New York Times)

New York City Firefighter Dies After Falling From Roof

Shoplifter jabs Macy’s security guards with needle, claiming he has AIDS and hepatitis C The store’s security guards tried to stop him, and he struggled, puncturing three with the needle and biting one of them in the leg, sources said. (The Daily News)

Pregnant woman shot in back on same Staten Island block where man was fatally blasted earlier this month A 23-year-old pregnant woman was shot in the back in the latest wave of gunfire on a troubled Staten Island block, police sources said. (The Daily News)

Pregnant woman shot in back on same Staten Island block where man was fatally blasted earlier this month

Real Estate & Development

Brightening the Bridge to Staten Island A 360 degree video of the construction of the new Goethals Bridge. (New York Times)

Finally! Demi Moore settles on $45M in sale of San Remo penthouse She was asking $75M back in the day. (The Real Deal)

Finally! Demi Moore settles on $45M in sale of San Remo penthouse

Eliot Spitzer talks 420 Kent, the state of the rental market, putting up his own equity and partnering with Related Former Gov. is building a 857-unit rental complex on the Williamsburg waterfront (The Real Deal)

Domino redevelopment’s massive waterfront park will open in summer 2018 The Williamsburg waterfront is set to get a new piece of parkland. (Curbed)

Local Color & History

For a Haberdasher’s Castle in Midtown, a Final Tip of the Hat A stately building on Fifth Avenue, between 46th and 47th, that resembled a castle was torn down in March. What was the history behind it? (New York Times)

Food & Drink

GQ’s Best New Restaurants in America 2017: Aska Scandinavian high notes beneath the Williamsburg Bridge. (GQ)

Tastes of Chile at La Roja de Todos in Queens La Roja de Todos in Corona, Queens, is named in homage to the Chilean soccer team, which is close to the heart of José Luis Norambuena, the owner. (New York Times)

The ‘best’ pizza in NYC costs $30 for a regular pie — and it’s ridiculously delicious Over 50 years ago, in 1965, Italian immigrant Domenico DeMarco opened Di Fara Pizza in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. To this day, it’s considered by critics and locals alike to be “the best of the best,” as former chef Anthony Bourdain reportedly put it back in 2007. (Business Insider)


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