Visit to the Met Could Cost You, if You Don’t Live in New York

Today: Guacamole stuffed onion rings in Queens, a photographer’s sojurn to Coney Island, and a Jewish deli arrives at the Civic Center.

Today’s News

Brooklyn boy, 8, found walking alone on J train tracks Commuters waiting for the train at the elevated Halsey St.-Broadway station spotted the boy walking along the track bed and alerted transit police. (The Daily News)

Brooklyn boy, 8, found walking alone on J train tracks

Visit to the Met Could Cost You, if You Don’t Live in New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art, confronted with a multimillion-dollar budget deficit, is considering enacting mandatory entry fees as a way to increase revenue. (New York Times)

Students Sue Fordham Over School’s Refusal To Recognize Pro-Palestine Club A new lawsuit accuses Fordham University administrators of unfairly blocking recognition for a pro-Palestinian student organization on campus. (Gothamist)

Mayhem

Questions mount after hammock freak accident left tourist injured A large hammock fell from a Lower Manhattan building and crashed onto a tourist on the sidewalk, and a day later, questions were mounting about whether it all should have been prevented. (CBS News)

Questions mount after hammock freak accident left tourist injured

Pit bull takes bite out of cop’s leg during Queens drug raid A detective fired at the dog but missed. The dog attacked, its jaws latching onto the detective’s left leg, police said. (The Daily News)

Bronx boy stabs home intruder who was beating his mother When the boy’s mother asked who it was the burglar bizarrely asked if he could come in to use her bathroom. When she refused he kicked the door in, according to cops. (The Daily News)

Local Color & History

Hampton Court Terrace: A History Of Jersey City’s Handsomest Street A set of seven row houses situated in Jersey City’s Van Vorst Neighborhood, well known for their distinct facades and ornate architectural elements. (Jersey Digs)

Hampton Court Terrace: A History Of Jersey City’s Handsomest Street

Photographer Mark Hartman on travelling to Coney Island every day to make his Islands series The beach and the ramshackle fairground which soars above it, is now so distinctive that the photographer decided that the neighborhood would feature purely as an unidentifiable, abstracted skyline and seascape in Islands. (It’s Nice That)

Rosebank, Staten Island: A Little Italy, Trying Not to Shrink Rosebank is a low-key and largely Italian community that for generations seemed to stay remarkably intact, however cracks are showing. (New York Times)

Rosebank, Staten Island: A Little Italy, Trying Not to Shrink

Business & Shopping

The Leg of Lamb Is Popular. So Is the Conversation. Akropolis Meat Market opened in Astoria, Queens, in 1975. (New York Times)

The Leg of Lamb Is Popular. So Is the Conversation.

Food & Drink

This Queens Brunch Spot Is Serving Guacamole-Stuffed Fried Onion Rings Fresh guac is placed in the middle of each ring, which then gets breaded and fried to crispy, golden perfection, a far cry from the pre-made, frozen ones served at diners and concession stands. (Thrillist)

Grab Both Poke & Pocky At New Fast Casual Fishery RAW MKT Newly-opened RAW MKT on East 8th Street ticks off quite a few boxes in current NYC dining trends: chef-driven “fancy” fast casual, restaurants masquerading as grocery stores, and Hawaiian food. (Gothamist)

Ducks Eatery Owners to Bring Jewish Deli to FiDi Pastrami is coming for hungry workers. (Eater)

Nur Makes The Case For Gefilte Fish (And The Bread Is Awesome, Too) Middle Eastern and Jewish dishes are adapted or mined for flavors to add to other global preparations like sashimi and vichyssoise. (Gothamist)

Real Estate & Development

Financial District’s planned supertall at 45 Broad Street is ready to rise The tower will eventually rise to 1,115 feet and come with 206 condos. (Curbed)

14-Story, Commercial Project Rises to Second Floor at 100 East Broadway, Chinatown There will be retail and restaurant space across the ground through third floors, followed by medical space on the fourth floor and office space throughout the fifth through 14th floors. (NY YIMBY)

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for 28-Story, 669-Unit Mixed-Use Affordable Project A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for The Crossing at Jamaica Station, a two-building, mixed-use project under development in downtown Jamaica. (New York YIMBY)

Snowboarder Shaun White’s selling his NYC penthouse Gold medal-winning Olympian snowboarder Shaun White, who’s also a master of freestyle skateboarding, has put his apartment at 425 E. 13th St. on the market for $2.79 million. (New York Post)


(Feature photo, Charlene Mcbride; Other photos: Google Street View)

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