Today in New York: A runaway horse struck by Midtown taxi driver, police investigate the LES synagogue fire, and a chance to name a mall.
Authorities are reviewing footage that shows three young people running from the area around the Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue near the time a fire broke out Sunday night that largely destroyed the historic structure, police said. (DNAinfo)
“Yo, Mami, I have acid, and I’m gonna throw it in your face if you don’t give me $1,000,” he told her, police sources said. (The Daily News)
A horse was reportedly hit by a taxi driver in midtown at around 10 a.m., though police say they have not been able to locate either the horse or the cabdriver. No injuries have been reported. (Gothamist)
A Lower East Side building owner has been slammed with a $1.2 million lawsuit by city lawyers alleging she illegally rented a slew of units in three buildings through the short-term rental service. (New York Post)
The developers of Riverside Galleria, the 470,000 square-foot plaza proposed on Arthur Kill Road near the Outerbridge Crossing, launched an online contest asking the public to choose a name for the project’s food and beverage deck. (DNAinfo)
(Feature photo: Nick Amoscato; Photos: Google Street View)