Man Charged In Shooting That Injured 2 Near Battery Park

Today: New York gets a new bridge, the best Brooklyn slices, Obama’s Brooklyn brownstone, and a plan to replace the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Today’s News

New York’s rebuilt Kosciuszko Bridge makes its big debut NYC’s first cable-stayed bridge is also the city’s first new bridge in 53 years. (Curbed)

New York’s rebuilt Kosciuszko Bridge makes its big debut

Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork. (Associated Press)

Man Charged In Shooting That Injured 2 Near Battery Park Boyce said the shooting stemmed from a quarrel across the street at Battery Park “between some individuals who were selling tickets to some of the ferry boats.” (CBS New York)

Timeline detailed for New York City bus terminal project The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey laid out a new timeline for its revamped efforts to replace or renovate New York City’s aging main bus terminal in midtown Manhattan. (Reuters)

Timeline detailed for New York City bus terminal project

Mayhem

Man stabs teen to death in Queens internet cafe during argument over League of Legends The three outraged friends who wanted to play the multi-player online battle arena game attacked a man, punching him in the face. (The Daily News)

Man stabs teen to death in Queens internet cafe during argument over League of Legends

Boy Killed as Concrete Planter Falls on Him Outside Brooklyn Home An 8-year-old boy climbing on a window in the front yard of his Brooklyn home was killed when a concrete planter attached to the house fell on him, the authorities said. (New York Times)

Boy Killed as Concrete Planter Falls on Him Outside Brooklyn Home

WTC Oculus Escalator Buckles, Sending 2 Men to Hospital Two men were injured when a World Trade Center Oculus escalator they were riding malfunctioned Thursday morning, officials said. (DNAinfo)

Local Color & History

Buy the Brooklyn townhouse where Barack Obama lived Obama — who still had a handful of years to go until he met Michelle — lived on the fourth floor of a Park Slope townhouse in the mid-1980s. (New York Post)

Buy the Brooklyn townhouse where Barack Obama lived

Why the Brooklyn-Queens Border Is Full of Dead People Why are there so many cemeteries near the border of Brooklyn and Queens? And what happens when they’re all filled up? (New York Times)

Food & Drink

The Best Burgers in Brooklyn, According to Our National Burger Critic Here are the nine best burgers in Brooklyn. (Thrillist)

The Best Burgers in Brooklyn, According to Our National Burger Critic

After 24 Years, Pó Closes in the West Village The Cornelia Street stalwart co-founded by Mario Batali is no more. (Eater)

After 15 Years, Soy Closes on the LES This Weekend The owner told Bowery Boogie, “I feel the Lower East Side (also the whole NYC) has become too much about façade, money and lifestyle and a small business like me is not as appreciated as it used to. I was so ready to leave.” (Eater)

Watch Sean Evans Take a Brooklyn Pizza Tour with Paulie Gee They conclude the pizza pilgrimage in Greenpoint, where Paulie cooks up his signature “Hellboy”—a Neapolitan-style pie with soppressata piccante and Mike’s Hot Honey. (First We Feast)

Business & Shopping

A Hardware Renaissance Grows in Brooklyn — and Elsewhere New Lab, a public-private partnership, opened an 84,000-square-foot renovated industrial building in Brooklyn that hosts 80 companies. (New York Times)

Competitive Shopping at Goodwill, Grabbing Bargains by the Pound A regular routine takes place several times a day, when a new batch of merchandise is wheeled out at the Goodwill Outlet, a warehouse with a 9,000-square-foot sales floor where items donated to Goodwill end up if they fail to sell at New York City’s 14 Goodwill stores. (New York Times)

Real Estate & Development

Construction Update: 53 W 53 Concrete superstructure and curtain wall installation continues on the iconic diagrid of Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 tower in Midtown. (Field Condition)

Façade Revealed: 12-Story, 30-Unit Mixed-Use Project Tops Out at 100 Norfolk Street, Lower East Side The ground floor will feature 11,244 square feet of retail space, followed by 30 residential units throughout the rest of the building. (NY YIMBY)


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