Today’s news: Seventh Avenue in Midtown will be easier to walk down, police end a 12-year-old’s reign of terror over Gravesend, Brooklyn, and a rooftop fire destroys a Queens restaurant.

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Rooftop fire engulfs Italian restaurant in Queens

Chinatown Hotel Apologizes for ‘Opium Den-Themed’ Lounge Following Backlash

Four students stabbed in bloody brawl outside high school

City To Widen Sidewalks on 7th Ave. While Closing 2 Broadway Blocks to Cars

Four students stabbed in bloody brawl outside high school

A beef between students in Midtown spilled into the streets Wednesday — with four teens stabbed in front of their high school during a bloody, broad daylight brawl, officials said. (New York Post)

12-year-old busted for multiple attacks on 80-year-old woman in Brooklyn

A preteen’s reign of terror in a Brooklyn neighborhood — that includes targeting and menacing senior citizens — is over, police sources said. (The Daily News)

Rooftop fire engulfs Italian restaurant in Queens

The manager, who declined to give her name, said the fire appears to have started on the roof of the one-story structure. (New York Post)

City To Widen Sidewalks on 7th Ave. While Closing 2 Broadway Blocks to Cars

The city is planning to widen congested sidewalks for pedestrians walking between Penn Station and Times Square, while closing a pair of busy blocks to vehicular traffic this summer. (DNAinfo)

Chinatown Hotel Apologizes for ‘Opium Den-Themed’ Lounge Following Backlash

Hotel 50 Bowery, a 229-room boutique hotel from Joie de Vivre touting Asian-inspired art and cuisine, opened its doors on May 16 and began advertising its many attractions, including an opium den-themed lounge called The Green Lady, according to a press release. (DNAinfo)

City pols push back against effort to rebrand south Harlem as ‘SoHa’

South Harlem residents and city politicians pushed back against a renewed effort to rebrand the neighborhood SoHa. (The Daily News)

Witness Describes Arranging Meeting That Ended in Murder

On Tuesday, Mr. Pender, 38, took the stand as a witness for the prosecution to explain how he was instrumental in setting up the final meeting between his two friends, just before Mr. Woodard was killed. (New York Times)


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