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NYC Ferry's South Brooklyn route launches Thursday News The South Brooklyn route will run between Bay Ridge and Wall Street/Pier 11, making stops along the way at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Red Hook and Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 and Pier 1. (amNY)
Homeless man busted for breaking into Midtown church, threatening to kill all Christians Mayhem A homeless man shouting “Allahu akbar” busted a Midtown church’s door with a wrench and threatened to return and shoot all Christians, police sources said Wednesday. (The Daily News)
Firefighters battling Bronx blaze find man dead with gunshot wound to head Mayhem After firefighters extinguished the small blaze, which began in the victim’s bedroom, police found the dead man in his home on Gleason Ave. near Castle Hill Ave. in Parkchester around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. (The Daily News)
Apocalyptic swarm of mosquitoes hits La Guardia News Passengers at La Guardia are being hit with an apocalyptic swarm of mosquitoes feasting on their flesh as they dash to make their flights at one of the nation’s busiest airports. (New York Post)
Forest Hills Fire Sparked By Overheated AC Unit, FDNY Says News Fire marshals investigating the blaze at a Forest Hills restaurant last week concluded that it was caused by an overheated air conditioning unit, officials said. (DNAinfo)
MTA Allocates $4M to Study Rail Between Staten Island and New Jersey News The West Shore Light Rail, first proposed more than a decade ago, would run 13-miles along Staten Island from Richmond Valley to Elm Park then connect to New Jersey over the Bayonne Bridge. (DNAinfo)
Delivery Driver Sells $20K of McDonald's Food to Harlem Bodega News A truck driver sold $20,000 worth of McDonald's hamburger patties, McNuggets, fries and apple pies to a local bodega, police said. (DNAinfo)
Equinox sued over instructors who ‘scream out commands’ News Equinox gym instructors in the West Village are so intense that a man who lives one floor above the luxury fitness facility says he feels like the exercise classes are happening in his apartment. (New York Post)
Brooklyn’s Jehovah’s Witnesses Watchtower complex gets renderings for its future as Panorama Real Estate & Development The five buildings will be transformed into swanky offices and retail. (Curbed)
Spared by Sandy, but Still Agonizing Over What Comes Next Local Color & History Though they live just a half-mile from the Paerdegat Basin in Brooklyn, George and Laura Fishman were spared the kind of damage that upended their neighbors’ lives during Hurricane Sandy. (New York Times)
Foreclosure Reaches NYC Billionaires' Row With Condo Auction News Foreclosure is looming for a 56th-floor apartment overlooking Central Park, the first such seizure in the Manhattan neighborhood known as Billionaires’ Row because of its sky-high property prices. (Bloomberg)
Justin Timberlake shells out $20M for 443 Greenwich Street penthouse Real Estate & Development The multi-hyphenate performer and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, picked up a pricey penthouse. (Curbed)
27-Story, 211-Key Hotel Filed at 305 West 48th Street, Hell’s Kitchen Real Estate & Development Midtown-based Bright Management has filed applications for a 27-story, 211-key hotel at 305 West 48th Street, located just west of Eighth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. (NY YIMBY)
Skinny supertall tower by Meganom unveiled for New York Real Estate & Development The supertall tower, called 262 Fifth Avenue, is slated to rise in the Nomad district near Madison Square Park. The skyscraper will ascend to 1,001 feet and will be "unlike anything else built in New York", according to the team. (Dezeen)
New York City Police Sergeant Charged With Murder in Bronx Woman’s Death News A New York City police sergeant who fatally shot a mentally ill woman in her Bronx apartment in October was charged on Wednesday with murder in the woman’s death. (New York Times)


New York City Police Sergeant Charged With Murder in Bronx Woman’s Death

New York City Police Sergeant Charged With Murder in Bronx Woman’s Death

A New York City police sergeant who fatally shot a mentally ill woman in her Bronx apartment in October was charged on Wednesday with murder in the woman’s death. (New York Times)

Delivery Driver Sells $20K of McDonald’s Food to Harlem Bodega

A truck driver sold $20,000 worth of McDonald’s hamburger patties, McNuggets, fries and apple pies to a local bodega, police said. (DNAinfo)

Delivery Driver Sells $20K of McDonald’s Food to Harlem Bodega

Homeless man busted for breaking into Midtown church, threatening to kill all Christians

A homeless man shouting “Allahu akbar” busted a Midtown church’s door with a wrench and threatened to return and shoot all Christians, police sources said Wednesday. (The Daily News)

Homeless man busted for breaking into Midtown church, threatening to kill all Christians

Firefighters battling Bronx blaze find man dead with gunshot wound to head

After firefighters extinguished the small blaze, which began in the victim’s bedroom, police found the dead man in his home on Gleason Ave. near Castle Hill Ave. in Parkchester around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. (The Daily News)

Equinox sued over instructors who ‘scream out commands’

Equinox gym instructors in the West Village are so intense that a man who lives one floor above the luxury fitness facility says he feels like the exercise classes are happening in his apartment. (New York Post)

NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route launches Thursday

The South Brooklyn route will run between Bay Ridge and Wall Street/Pier 11, making stops along the way at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Red Hook and Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 and Pier 1. (amNY)

NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route launches Thursday

Apocalyptic swarm of mosquitoes hits La Guardia

Passengers at La Guardia are being hit with an apocalyptic swarm of mosquitoes feasting on their flesh as they dash to make their flights at one of the nation’s busiest airports. (New York Post)

MTA Allocates $4M to Study Rail Between Staten Island and New Jersey

The West Shore Light Rail, first proposed more than a decade ago, would run 13-miles along Staten Island from Richmond Valley to Elm Park then connect to New Jersey over the Bayonne Bridge. (DNAinfo)

Foreclosure Reaches NYC Billionaires’ Row With Condo Auction

Foreclosure is looming for a 56th-floor apartment overlooking Central Park, the first such seizure in the Manhattan neighborhood known as Billionaires’ Row because of its sky-high property prices. (Bloomberg)


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