How To Kill Someone In NYC And Get Away With It

Today: An East Side waterfront, Empire Diner, Behind-the-scenes life in Chinatown, and Brooklyn’s Books Are Magic.

Today’s News

Woman who lost son and grandson in fatal Queens fire was out buying smoke detectors when blaze started In an emotional return to the wreckage of her two-story Queens Village residence, she left a bunch of pink, blue and heart-shaped balloons at the site where five people perished. (The Daily News)

Woman who lost son and grandson in fatal Queens fire was out buying smoke detectors when blaze started

New York’s East Side Is Getting a New Waterfront Path Mayor de Blasio, who is running for reelection in 2017, said the city is getting an infusion of $100 million to upgrade just the portion between East 61st Street and East 53rd Street. (Daily Intel)

New York’s East Side Is Getting a New Waterfront Path

How To Kill Someone In NYC And Get Away With It Kelly Hurley was fatally injured at 7:20 a.m. on April 5, in broad daylight, at the intersection of 9th Street and First Avenue in the East Village. (Village Voice)

Man arrested in shooting death of woman playing dominoes Simms, a retired mother of five, was an avid domino and card player who played at the park nearly every day with her husband of 36 years by her side, friends said. (New York Post)

Man arrested in shooting death of woman playing dominoes

Mayhem

Video shows violent robbery, attack of deliveryman in the Bronx When the victim entered the vestibule, one of the suspects placed him in a rear choke hold while the other suspect punched him in the face repeatedly and demanded money, according to police. (PIX11)

Brooklyn CVS guard cuffed for sexually abusing women shoplifters A Brooklyn CVS security guard has confessed to sexually abusing at least four women — some of whom he caught shoplifting in his store — and then had them write up a bizarre release, claiming that if they told anyone what had happened they would be arrested. (Daily News)

Catering Hall Employee Tied Up, Beaten And Robbed In Brooklyn They tied up the employee with extension cords, but when the employee tried to free himself, the suspects beat him and hit him in the head with their guns, police said. (CBS New York)

Catering Hall Employee Tied Up, Beaten And Robbed In Brooklyn

Man Critically Stabbed at Yankee Stadium Subway Station The unidentified victim, who is in his 20s, was stabbed three times in the chest on the D line at 161st Street at about 1:13 p.m., an NYPD spokeswoman said. (DNAinfo)

Business & Shopping

This West Village market is giving a new face to retail Customers can buy packaged foods there, but the newly opened space also bills itself as a neighborhood market, where patrons can purchase other goodies including housewares, beauty products and fashion accessories. (New York Post)

The new bookstore bringing magic to Brooklyn With a perch on Smith Street in the Cobble Hill neighborhood, Books Are Magic is perfectly situated to become a destination for anyone looking to tap into the borough’s literary mystique. (CNN)

The new bookstore bringing magic to Brooklyn

Real Estate & Development

Building Tour: 50 West Designed by Helmut Jahn, the 780-foot tower features rounded corners which allow for panoramic views, especially from the double height living spaces at the tower’s southwest corner. (Field Condition)

20-Story, 79-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned at 2973 JFK Blvd., Jersey City The building is expected to be complete in 2019. (New York YIMBY)

20-Story, 79-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned at 2973 JFK Blvd., Jersey City

Food & Drink

Beer Garden and Sports Bar With 80 Screens Coming to the Bowery An open-air beer garden and sports bar touting 80 television screens will open on the Bowery in the coming weeks, bringing with it a brunch menu, oyster happy hour and exclusive underground lounge. (DNAinfo)

Classic NYC diner gets a bougie makeover The diner dates back to the 1940s when it really was a neighborhood hash house; it’s now under the auspices of the people who own Cafeteria on Seventh Avenue in Chelsea. (New York Post)

Local Color & History

An intimate look inside the lives of New York’s Chinese immigrants We never glimpse the tenants but walking through Louis Chan’s intimate exhibition of life-size Chinatown interior photographs, it feels as if they might step out at any moment to greet us. (CNN)


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