El Chapo Complains About Conditions at Manhattan Jail

Today: In the ruins of the Queens Village fire, Supertall One Vanderbilt readies its rise, previewing the Four Seasons replacement, and peek inside the trash museum.

Today’s News

El Chapo Complains About Conditions at Manhattan Jail The high-security federal jail known as the Metropolitan Correctional Center, near Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, has housed some of New York’s highest-risk federal defendants. Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug kingpin known as El Chapo, has resided there since January. (New York Times)

‘Homeless Holiday Inn’ sparks lawsuit against mayor Queens residents upset that a local Holiday Inn Express has been transformed into a makeshift homeless shelter are accusing the city of running the motel illegally — and trying to hide the evidence. (New York Post)

Long-awaited Trinity Place School years behind schedule The long-awaited opening of Trinity Place School has been pushed back by two years, leaving Downtown without any new permanent school seats until the fall of 2022. (Downtown Express)

‘Homeless Holiday Inn’ sparks lawsuit against mayo

Mayhem

Innocent woman caught in crossfire as gunfire erupts downtown One of the ticket-sellers was hit in the exchange of bullets around 3:35 p.m. and was caught by cops while being driven from the scene, sources said. (New York Post)

Innocent woman caught in crossfire as gunfire erupts downtown

Neighbor recalls horror of Queens Village blaze that killed five, no smoke detectors found in the home A man who tried to help people in the Queens fire that claimed five lives — including a toddler — recalled the desperate race against time in trying to save them. (The Daily News)

Neighbor recalls horror of Queens Village blaze that killed five, no smoke detectors found in the home

Real Estate & Development

Supertall Office Tower One Vanderbilt Poised to Rise Over Midtown East One Vanderbilt, the 58-story, 1,401-foot-tall office tower under development across Vanderbilt Avenue from Grand Central Terminal will see vertical construction begin in May. (NY YIMBY)

25-Story, 182-Unit Mixed-Use Building Tops Out Construction has topped out on the 25-story, 182-unit mixed-use building under development at 27-17 42nd Road, located on the corner of 28th Street in Queens Plaza. (NY YIMBY)

Hotel Planned For Newark Avenue Near Journal Square, Jersey City The proposal calls for the hotel to be four stories tall, and for it to contain 21 rooms. In addition, a 1,839 square foot restaurant is also included in the plans. (NY YIMBY)

Hotel Planned For Newark Avenue Near Journal Square, Jersey City

Brooklyn’s tallest building, Hub, tries to live up to its name The 55-story building, now renting, tries to connect old and new Brooklyn. (Curbed)

Brooklyn’s tallest building, Hub, tries to live up to its name

Food & Drink

An Early Look at the Grill, in the Former Four Seasons Space When the Grill, the first of two new restaurants in the Seagram Building space, opens to the public on May 2, it will serve only dinner. (New York Times)

Jose Garces’s Newest Manhattan Restaurant Focuses on Basque Cooking Cazuelas include the zarzuela seafood stew with red prawns, mussels, calamari, fideos, and marcona-almond picada. (Grub Street)

New Danish Cheeses Make Their American Debut Murray’s Cheese has added a collection of artisanal Danish cheeses to the usual Havarti and Tilsit. (New York Times)

Local Color & History

New York City’s Museum of Trash Rescued by a Sanitation Worker Dorm room–worthy posters of the Mona Lisa and Ansel Adams’s photographs mingle with 19th-century stained glass from a Manhattan church. (Hyperallergic)

Babycastles A DIY art gallery/music venue/lecture hall dedicated to video game culture. (Atlas Obscura)

Business & Shopping

With Help From City, Soho Rep Will Return to Theater It Vacated Seven months after abruptly abandoning its longtime TriBeCa home, a small but prestigious Off Broadway theater said that it was moving back. (New York Times)


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