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Kushners ‘Negotiating Now,’ Over Sale of Flagship BuildingKushners ‘Negotiating Now,’ Over Sale of Flagship Building - The Kushner family has talked to numerous possible partners about investing in its flagship building, 666 Fifth Avenue. (New York Times, 4/9/18)
Massive 2,200-Unit Redevelopment Revealed for Former Peninsula Hospital in Queens

Massive 2,200-Unit Redevelopment Revealed for Former Peninsula Hospital in Queens - Beyond the reasonable amount of parking for the location, the project will also yield 151,809 square feet of retail space, and 64,355 square feet of community facility space, rounding out the development with a diverse mix of uses. (NY YIMBY, 3/26/18, Photo: Google)

Six-Story Building To Go Up on Roosevelt Avenue in WoodsideSix-Story Building To Go Up on Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside - Plans were filed with the Dept. of Buildings last week for the construction of a six-story, 10-unit building on Roosevelt Avenue by 67th Street. (Sunnyside Post, 3/26/18)
Mercer Street Books & RecordsJeremiah's Vanishing New York: Mercer Street Books & Records - For 27 years, Wayne Conti has been running Mercer Street Books & Records, possibly the last used bookstore left in Greenwich Village. Recently, business has gotten rough. (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, 3/26/18, Photo: Official Website)
New looks at Manhattan West and Empire Station developments show the future Midtown WestNew looks at Manhattan West and Empire Station developments show the future Midtown West - Imagine a future Midtown West with state-of-the-art retail and office towers, an abundance of open green space and an attractive, efficient transit station. (6sqft, 3/26/18)
A Restaurant With Original Salvador Dali Paintings Is Opening in MeatpackingA Restaurant With Original Salvador Dali Paintings Is Opening in Meatpacking - A bar with ’60s decor, $10 cocktails, and a collection of original Salvador Dali paintings is opening on 14th Street, right near a popular entrance for the High Line. (Eater, 3/26/18)
Demolition Permits Filed for 499-501 Third Avenue, Kips BayDemolition Permits Filed for 499-501 Third Avenue, Kips Bay - Plans for a thirteen-story mixed-use building were first floated in 2016 at 501 Third Avenue, on the 34th Street border between Kips Bay and Murray Hill. (NY YIMBY, 3/27/28)
L&B Spumoni Gardens among Brooklyn restaurants facing lawsuits

L&B Spumoni Gardens among Brooklyn restaurants facing lawsuits - The much-appraised L&B is by far not the only eatery accused of cheating workers in a city filled with labor violations, but just part of a series of lawsuits in Brooklyn that showcase the rights of restaurant workers. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 3/22/18)

Eight people hurt in four-alarm building blazeEight people hurt in four-alarm building blaze - The four-alarm blaze at East 103rd Street and Second Avenue broke out just before 1 a.m., and left four civilians and four firefighters with minor injuries, an FDNY spokeswoman said. (NY Post, 3/24/18)
New Greek Restaurant Akrotiri to Open on 30th AvenueNew Greek Restaurant Akrotiri to Open on 30th Avenue - A new Greek restaurant is opening up on 30th Avenue in the old Plaza Lounge space—Thursday, March 15 will be Akrotiri’s first day of service with a seafood- and fish-focused menu. (We Heart Astoria, 3/13/18)
The Happie House Opens in AstoriaThe Happie House Opens in Astoria - A new yoga and wellness space is opening next week in Astoria called The Happie House. (We Heart Astoria, 3/15/18)
Blaze Erupts Beneath a Movie Set in Harlem, and a Firefighter Dies Rushing InBlaze Erupts Beneath a Movie Set in Harlem, and a Firefighter Dies Rushing In - A fire started in the cellar beneath St. Nick’s Pub, a dormant jazz club in Harlem that was being used as a movie set for an upcoming Ed Norton film. (New York Times, 3/23/18)
Staten Island house fire leaves one deadStaten Island house fire leaves one dead - FDNY personnel responded to a 911 call of a residential fire at 13 Morningstar Road and extinguished the blaze, only to discover a 29-year-old female unconscious and unresponsive. (NY Daily News, 3/20/18)
One of NYC’s Most Interesting Vegan Restaurants Is Expanding to Williamsburg

One of NYC’s Most Interesting Vegan Restaurants Is Expanding to Williamsburg - The critical hit is taking over 188 Havemeyer St., between South Third and Fourth streets, the space where whiskey bar Post Office recently closed after eight years in the neighborhood. (Eater, 3/21/18)

After Losing Lease, Brooklyn Food Co-op Fights To Stay AliveAfter Losing Lease, Brooklyn Food Co-op Fights To Stay Alive - Facing the loss of their longtime lease, members of a Brooklyn cooperative grocery store are fighting to stay together and find a new home for their business. (Bklyner, 3/22/18)
172-year-old Brooklyn Heights stunner wants $7.75M after renovation172-year-old Brooklyn Heights stunner wants $7.75M after renovation - The home dates back to 1846, but has gotten modern updates (Curbed, 3/22/18, Photo: Google)
Emmy Squared Team Plots a Second East Village Restaurant

Emmy Squared Team Plots a Second East Village Restaurant - Matt and Emily Hyland applied for another liquor license in the neighborhood. (Eater, 3/22/18)

Davelle Might Be Your New Daytime StapleDavelle Might Be Your New Daytime Staple - What to order at Yudai Kanayama’s pretty little LES cafe (Eater, 3/22/18, Photo: Davelle/Facebook)
Surprising Survival - The 1861 Wedge-Shaped 158 Reade StreetSurprising Survival: The 1861 Wedge-Shaped 158 Reade Street - The facade is now painted, and the cast iron storefront filled in with a grid of wood and glass. The survival of the pie-shaped building is surprising and remarkable. (Daytonian in Manhattan, 3/21/18)
Security guard shoots man who barged into UPS facility in BrooklynSecurity guard shoots man who barged into UPS facility in Brooklyn - A security guard shot and wounded a man pretending to have a gun after he barged into a UPS facility in Brooklyn, officials said. (NY Daily News, 3/22/18)
Brooklyn man busted for running over girlfriend’s leg after throwing her cellphone out of minivanBrooklyn man busted for running over girlfriend’s leg after throwing her cellphone out of minivan - A Brooklyn man was arrested Thursday for snatching his sweetheart’s phone, pushing her out of his minivan and then running over her leg, police said. (NY Daily News, 3/22/18)
Permits Filed for 150-16 Hillside Avenue, JamaicaPermits Filed for 150-16 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica - Ten apartments will be created, averaging 781 square feet apiece, indicating rentals. (NY YIMBY, 3/22/18)
Queens school stays open after threat of closure because of performanceQueens school stays open after threat of closure because of performance - Students, teachers and parents in Queens are celebrating the cancellation of the slated closure of PS/MS 42 Robert Vernam School. The Department of Education was going to close the school because of low performance. (Amsterdam News, 3/22/18)
Nowadays, a Backyard Party Spot in Queens, Gets an Indoor AnnexNowadays, a Backyard Party Spot in Queens, Gets an Indoor Annex - Indoors at Nowadays, a multifaceted bar and music emporium that opened in January, may well be the place where the area’s young creative set, hopping from one homespun art gallery to the next, can coexist with the young families living upstairs. (New York Times, 3/20/18)
1 hurt in 2 manhole explosions in Lower Manhattan; 2 buildings evacuated1 hurt in 2 manhole explosions in Lower Manhattan; 2 buildings evacuated - The first explosion was an underground transformer that caused a manhole fire in front of 53 Nassau Street at Maiden Lane. (WABC, 3/22/18)
Building collapses in Jersey CityBuilding collapses in Jersey City - The building, which was residential, had been empty for six to eight months after engineers deemed it an “imminent hazard,” McGill said. It was supposed to quickly be taken down, but for some reason it never happened. (PIX11, 3/21/18, Photo: Google)
Steel Begins Rising for Pelli Clarke Pelli-Designed 74 Trinity Place, Financial DistrictSteel Begins Rising for Pelli Clarke Pelli-Designed 74 Trinity Place, Financial District - Once complete, the 26-story tower will bring 310,000 square feet of new office space to the neighborhood, which is somewhat of a surprise, since it was originally expected to house condominiums. (NY YIMBY, 3/21/18)
Permits Filed for 246 Maple Street, Prospect Lefferts GardensPermits Filed for 246 Maple Street, Prospect Lefferts Gardens - The 53-foot tall structure will yield 8,038 square feet within, with 6,600 square feet dedicated to residential use. (NY YIMBY, 3/21/18)
New Renderings for 485 Marin Boulevard in Jersey City as Leasing Readies for LaunchNew Renderings for 485 Marin Boulevard in Jersey City as Leasing Readies for Launch - In addition to a state-of-the-art fitness center, private dining room, screening room, and attended lobby, the building features a 5th-floor amenity deck with a swimming pool, lounge areas for sunbathing, outdoor showers and grilling stations. (NY YIMBY, 3/22/18)
Save historic kindergarten from demolition, Carroll Gardens residents saySave historic kindergarten from demolition, Carroll Gardens residents say - The residents are working to save the two-story former kindergarten by campaigning for city landmark designation for it and 238 President St. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 3/22/18)
Construction Update: 565 BroomeConstruction Update: 565 Broome - Installation of the exterior wall is nearing completion at 565 Broome Street, a luxury residential development in SoHo from Bizzi & Partners Development and Italian architect Renzo Piano. (Field Condition, 3/20/18)
Compromises made on Waterpointe development siteCompromises made on Waterpointe development site - After the Whitestone community raised concerns about soil contamination, elected officials and local leaders met with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and developers of the Whitestone Waterpointe project to discuss the future of the venture moving forward. (TimesLedger, 3/15/18)
The Best Vintage Stores in Greenpoint-Williamsburg: The BreakThe Best Vintage Stores in Greenpoint-Williamsburg: The Break - The store is a curated masterpiece, aesthetically pleasing and well worth the trip. (Patch, 3/13/18)
The Best Vintage Stores in Greenpoint-Williamsburg: Dobbin Street Vintage Co-opThe Best Vintage Stores in Greenpoint-Williamsburg: Dobbin Street Vintage Co-op - From dressers to shelves to glass and dish wear sets the store has created a experimental and sustainable space for shoppers. (Patch, 3/13/18)
Chic hotel slated to be downtown networking hot spotChic hotel slated to be downtown networking hot spot - The new, 30-story Moxy Hotel opening this summer at 26 Ann St. will boast what developer Mark Gordon believes is unique: a “play space” that will morph from the “ultimate co-working environment” by day into a “neighborhood-friendly, all-inclusive club” by night. (NY Post, 3/19/18)
Walt Whitman Library's Leaky Roof To Be Replaced This SpringWalt Whitman Library's Leaky Roof To Be Replaced This Spring - The Fort Greene library's roof leaks so the city will start on a nearly $600,000 project to replace it later this year, officials said. (Patch, 3/20/18)
Pfizer Developers Slapped With Restraining OrderPfizer Developers Slapped With Restraining Order - Developers behind the controversial Pfizer Site development were slammed with a restraining order to stop them from building at the Broadway Triangle, according to city records and reports. (Patch, 3/20/18)
City opening 5 parks in 1 day to celebrate first day of spring: Lyons SquareCity opening 5 parks in 1 day to celebrate first day of spring: Lyons Square - The new playground equipment at the Foxhurst park is bright blue and ADA accessible. (amNew York, 3/16/18)
City opening 5 parks in 1 day to celebrate first day of springCity opening 5 parks in 1 day to celebrate first day of spring: Hilltop Park - Located next to PS 178 in Brownsville, this park will likely be a magnet for children after school lets out, with its full- and half-court basketball courts featuring Lexan backboards and netted hoops. (amNY, 3/16/18)
New Rendering for 110 West 123rd Street, HarlemNew Rendering for 110 West 123rd Street, Harlem - A new design has been revealed for a six-story residential building at 110 West 123rd Street, in Harlem‘s Mount Morris Park Historic District, which is heading to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for review later today. (NY YIMBY, 3/20/18, Photo: Google)
Bronx man dies after hit-and-run driver struck and pinned him in between car and vanBronx man dies after hit-and-run driver struck and pinned him in between car and van - A Bronx father celebrating his 27th birthday was tragically killed Monday after he was crushed between two cars while coming home from the party, cops said. (NY Daily News, 3/20/18)
Check out Williamsburg Bridge Plaza's banks from bygone daysCheck out Williamsburg Bridge Plaza's banks from bygone days - The 1903 opening of the Williamsburg Bridge drew businesses away from the East River waterfront to the area around the plaza, which was a terminal for trolleys that traveled across the bridge. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 3/14/18)
Check out the landmarked church J.C. Cady designed near the Marcy Avenue subway stationCheck out the landmarked church J.C. Cady designed near the Marcy Avenue subway station - St. Paul's German Evangelical Lutheran Church, as it was originally called, was designed by J.C. Cady. This prominent late-19th-century architect designed an addition to the American Museum of Natural History on Manhattan's Upper West Side. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 3/14/18)
Two Surrealist WPA Murals Return to a Golf Course in the BronxTwo Surrealist WPA Murals Return to a Golf Course in the Bronx - After their removal a decade ago during renovations, two Surrealist murals by Allen Saalburg are conserved and back on view at the Split Rock Golf House in Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx. (Hyperallergic, 3/19/18)
Japan’s Popular Ramen Solo Dining Booths Hit Midtown Next Week

Japan’s Popular Ramen Solo Dining Booths Hit Midtown Next Week - Ichiran’s famed tonkotsu broth will soon be in Manhattan. (Eater, 3/20/18)

Worker Dies After Fall in Manhattan Subway Tunnel

Worker Dies After Fall in Manhattan Subway Tunnel - A worker making repairs to a subway tunnel in Manhattan was killed early Tuesday when he fell and injured his head, the police said. (New York Times, 3/20/18)

City Seeks Ideas to Reactivate Baruch Bathhouse SiteCity Seeks Ideas to Reactivate Baruch Bathhouse Site - The New York City Parks Department is taking the first tentative steps in possibly redeveloping the Baruch Bathhouse, a building that has been shuttered for more than four decades. (The Lo-Down, 3/20/18)
Students hospitalized after kid sprays Mace in schoolStudents hospitalized after kid sprays Mace in school - A total of about 20 people were struck by the noxious liquid around 9:30 a.m.inside the auditorium of P.S. 184 The Newport School on Newport Street. (NY Post, 3/20/18)
Zombified Plans Revealed for Supertall 5 World Trade CenterZombified Plans Revealed for Supertall 5 World Trade Center - Plans for a pot-bellied skyscraper had been proposed around the time of the tower’s demolition, but in the years since, the plot had seemingly been forgotten, and is currently covered in asphalt. (NY YIMBY, 3/20/18)
Permits Filed For Seven-Story Building at 651 Liberty Avenue, East New YorkPermits Filed For Seven-Story Building at 651 Liberty Avenue, East New York - Brooklyn-based Salvatore Inzerillo has filed applications for a seven-story, 24-unit residential building at 651 Liberty Avenue, in East New York, Brooklyn. (NY YIMBY, 3/20/18)
The Absolute Best Lunch Spot in 40 NYC Neighborhoods: Gordon Savory

The Absolute Best Lunch Spot in 40 NYC Neighborhoods: Gordon Savory - The shop also plays home to a handful of local goods, so pick up a hunk of Saxelby cheese or house-made bread on your way out. (Thrillist, 3/6/18)

First Impression: AI Pho & VermicelliFirst Impression: AI Pho & Vermicelli - AI Pho & Vermicelli is a recently opened Vietnamese restaurant in the former Big Chef space at 515 Jersey Avenue. (3/14/18)
The Biggest Chick-fil-A in the U.S. Opens Next WeekThe Biggest Chick-fil-A in the U.S. Opens Next Week - The Chick-fil-A at 144 Fulton, next to the Fulton Center, posted on its Facebook page that it’ll open next Thursday, March 29. (Tribeca Citizen, 3/19/18)
Dim Sum Palace planned for 59 2nd Ave.Dim Sum Palace planned for 59 2nd Ave. - The owners of the two locations of Dim Sum Palace in Midtown are planning to open a similar establishment at 59 Second Ave. between Third Street and Fourth Street. (EV Grieve, 3/19/18)
Façade Installation Nearly Complete for 196 Orchard Street, Lower East SideFaçade Installation Nearly Complete for 196 Orchard Street, Lower East Side - The 11-story residential building stands above Houston Street, beside Katz Delicatessen. (NY YIMBY, 3/19/18, Photo: Google)
Permits Filed, Renderings Revealed for 85, 87 Calyer Street, GreenpointPermits Filed, Renderings Revealed for 85, 87 Calyer Street, Greenpoint - The two 49-foot tall structures will create two 4,000 square-foot townhouse apartments. (NY YIMBY, 3/19/18)
Metal detectors placed at entrances of Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel

Metal detectors placed at entrances of Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel - Trinity Church has installed metal detectors at the main entrance to its Broadway parish out of an abundance of caution about the perils of the earthly world, which has too often made Lower Manhattan icons targets of terrorism, according to the venerable church’s rector. (Downtown Express, 3/8/18)

20-Unit Building Could Replace Jersey City C-Town20-Unit Building Could Replace Jersey City C-Town - Plans to build a new mixed-use development in the main business district of the Jersey City Heights neighborhood have been revived. (Jersey Digs, 3/19/18, Photo: Google)
Staten Island Restaurant Accused of Rampant Sexual MisconductStaten Island Restaurant Accused of Rampant Sexual Misconduct - 7 women say a cook at Perkins behaved inappropriately for years (3/19/18)
There's A Hidden Gourmet Donut Shop In A New York City Car WashThere's A Hidden Gourmet Donut Shop In A New York City Car Wash - The “seeking gourmet donuts” crowd and the “needing to get my car washed and detailed next to the highway” crowd don’t overlap much in Manhattan, which I imagine is why so few people I talk to have been to Underwest Donuts. (Jalopnik, 3/19/18)
Public Meeting on New Homeless Shelter Planned, Blissville Residents Enraged at Shelter OverloadPublic Meeting on New Homeless Shelter Planned, Blissville Residents Enraged at Shelter Overload - A public meeting will take place in the coming days for the community to discuss the new homeless shelter on Van Dam Street that will occupy the current site of the Fairfield Inn by Marriott. (Sunnyside Post, 3/2/18)
Midtown's Newest Food Hall Reveals Vendors, Report SaysMidtown's Newest Food Hall Reveals Vendors, Report Says - Check out which food and drink vendors will ply their goods at the new Urbanspace food hall in Midtown. (Patch, 3/14/18)
The Absolute Best Lunch Spot in 40 NYC Neighborhoods: Frankel'sThe Absolute Best Lunch Spot in 40 NYC Neighborhoods: Frankel's - It would be easy to presume Frankel’s is Brooklyn’s trend-chasing Zabar’s or a Russ & Daughters knockoff -- but their classic Jewish fare is, without a doubt, the real deal. (Thrillist, 3/8/18, Photo: Official Website)
The Absolute Best Lunch Spot in 40 NYC Neighborhoods: My Cuban SpotThe Absolute Best Lunch Spot in 40 NYC Neighborhoods: My Cuban Spot - What Gowanus lacks in potable water, it makes up in a slew of repurposed factories-turned-bars and the best Cuban sandwich outside of Miami. (Thrillist, 3/8/18)
The Absolute Best Lunch Spot in 40 NYC Neighborhoods: Tanoshi Bento

The Absolute Best Lunch Spot in 40 NYC Neighborhoods: Tanoshi Bento - By day, this spinoff of lauded Tanoshi Sushi serves generously portioned bento boxes, donburi rice bowls, and noodle soups (the grilled salmon bento is a crowd favorite). (Thrillist, 3/8/18)

The Absolute Best Lunch Spot in 40 NYC Neighborhoods: Smile to GoThe Absolute Best Lunch Spot in 40 NYC Neighborhoods: Smile to Go - The second outpost of the Smile’s counter-service, to-go spot in SoHo, Smile to Go offers excellent sandwiches, a daily rotating selection of market items, and a host of house-made pastries, which you would be remiss not to order. (Thrillist, 3/8/18)
The Absolute Best Lunch Spot in 40 NYC Neighborhoods: Tacos El BroncoThe Absolute Best Lunch Spot in 40 NYC Neighborhoods: Tacos El Bronco - In the carnitas tacos, smoky bits of pork are plopped on freshly rolled corn tortillas, along with a spoonful of grilled green onions, cucumbers, and radishes. (Thrillist, 3/6/18)
Bay Plaza Shopping Center may include a new hotelBay Plaza Shopping Center may include a new hotel - On Thursday, March 1, an application was filed that would pave the way for a top-notch six-story, 130-room hotel for the northeastern corner of the Bay Plaza Shopping Center. (Bronx Times, 3/17/18)
Richie's Gym at Myrtle-Wyckoff Is Closing Down Due to Building ViolationsRichie's Gym at Myrtle-Wyckoff Is Closing Down Due to Building Violations - The Richie's location, at 5419 Myrtle Ave. near the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues stop on the L and M train, notified members that as of March 31, the gym will be shutting down temporarily. (Bushwick Daily, 3/14/18)
Abracadabra Magic Deli in Bushwick Is a Cafe and "Food Circus"Abracadabra Magic Deli in Bushwick Is a Cafe and "Food Circus" - Abracadabra Magic Deli is a self-styled "food circus" near the Jefferson Street stop that does entertainment, artisanal cafe snacks, and Turkish cuisine with a twist. (Bushwick Daily, 3/16/18)
2 Dead, 9 Injured In Belmont Fire

2 Dead, 9 Injured In Belmont Fire - According to the FDNY, the fire started inside a first floor apartment at 2381 Hoffman Street on Monday, March 5 at around 1:30 a.m. (Bronx Times, 3/17/18)

Mott Haven angered by Mayor’s jail plan, lack of supportMott Haven angered by Mayor’s jail plan, lack of support - The mayor released a plan to construct a jail on the vacant parcel that currently is used as a NYPD police pound and was the former site of Lincoln Hospital. (Bronx Times, 3/18/18)
Garlic & Tahini House of Shawarma Coming Soon to HobokenGarlic & Tahini House of Shawarma Coming Soon to Hoboken - Another one of Washington Street’s long vacant retail spots is getting a new tenant, and a new Mediterranean-style eatery will be adding to the streetscape along Hoboken’s main artery. (Jersey Digs, 3/13/18)
Baby Jesus stolen from NJ church Nativity scene returned after nearly 100 years

Baby Jesus stolen from NJ church Nativity scene returned after nearly 100 years - Church staff called police for what they thought was a suspicious package, but it turned out to be a baby Jesus stolen from the Our Lady of Grace Church Nativity scene about 90 years ago. (PIX11, 3/16/18)

NY Waterway Founder To Hoboken Council: Leave Dry Dock AloneNY Waterway Founder To Hoboken Council: Leave Dry Dock Alone - The founder of NY Waterway has a message for the Hoboken City Council: "We're going to fight for the Dry Dock." (Patch, 3/16/18)
Coney Island boardwalk likely to be landmarkedConey Island boardwalk likely to be landmarked - LPC chair Meenakshi Srinivasan said the boardwalk–its official name is the Riegelmann Boardwalk–could be protected as early as this spring or summer. (6sqft, 3/16/18)
New photos show Zaha Hadid’s stunning 520 West 28th Street in all its completed gloryNew photos show Zaha Hadid’s stunning 520 West 28th Street in all its completed glory - Archinect reports that Zaha Hadid Architects have released new Hufton + Crow exterior facade images of the late starchitect’s recently-completed High Line-adjacent condominium development. (6sqft, 3/16/18)
Crown Heights’ oldest house debuts as a condo conversion, with two units each priced over $2MCrown Heights’ oldest house debuts as a condo conversion, with two units each priced over $2M - The Susan B. Elkins House is a circa-1850s wood frame at 1375 Dean Street, and the only home in the neighborhood that dates back to when the area was rural. (6sqft, 3/15/18)
Proposed changes to 140 Broadway’s modernist plaza will go before LPCProposed changes to 140 Broadway’s modernist plaza will go before LPC - A big planter is out, but changes on the Broadway side of the building remain. (Curbed, 3/16/18)
An Ex-Bodega Takes a Star Turn at Cienega Las Tlayudas de OaxacaAn Ex-Bodega Takes a Star Turn at Cienega Las Tlayudas de Oaxaca - At Cienega Las Tlayudas de Oaxaca, a bodega turned restaurant in Corona, Queens, the house specialty is tlayudas, built on monumental tortillas imported from Mexico, where the corn is starchier and stronger. (New York Times, 3/15/18)
The Beekman Hotel Brings In a Bar CzarThe Beekman Hotel Brings In a Bar Czar - Adding to its buzzy restaurants, the lower Manhattan hotel will open a night club in April. (Wall Street Journal, 3/18/18)
The 1905 Hotel Broztell - 3-7 East 27th StreetThe 1905 Hotel Broztell - 3-7 East 27th Street - The well-known tear drops are gone now, giving the Evelyn a less edgy appearance. The vibrant history that has played out within its walls far outshines the statley Beaux Arts design on the outside. (Daytonian in Manhattan, 3/17/18)
At Brooklyn’s Claro, Mole Is Smooth and StunningAt Brooklyn’s Claro, Mole Is Smooth and Stunning - Critic Ryan Sutton declares the Gowanus restaurant’s dish a BUY. (Eater, 3/14/18)
Where to Go for a Gentleman’s HaircutWhere to Go for a Gentleman’s Haircut - The second-story business, a fixture on Lexington Avenue between 73rd and 74th Streets since it opened in 1913, has catered to generations of men. (New York Times, 3/15/18)
Essex Crossing Breaks Ground at Demolished Market Site for 8-Story Senior HousingEssex Crossing Breaks Ground at Demolished Market Site for 8-Story Senior Housing - Demolition of the brick warehouse and the subsequent debris removal at 140 Essex (aka Site 8) officially completed last month. (Bowery Boogie, 3/14/18)
G & W Youngs' 1869 No. 47 Walker StreetG & W Youngs' 1869 No. 47 Walker Street - While a coat of white paint has erased the abuse of the 20th century, one cannot help but lament the loss of the stately mansard roof. (Daytonian in Manhattan, 3/16/18)
Bronx cafe owner says community organization that was supposed to help did the oppositeBronx cafe owner says community organization that was supposed to help did the opposite - Diaz says he borrowed $90,000 and last June he opened Da Boogie Down Café at 555 Bergen Avenue. But just two months later, he says SoBro opened a Starbucks on the 3rd floor. (Pix11, 3/14/18)
Bronx juvenile detention center to turn into affordable housing

Bronx juvenile detention center to turn into affordable housing - A once-infamous juvenile detention center in the Bronx will be transformed into more than 700 units of affordable housing. (NY Daily News, 3/22/18)

Kushner Conflict Cloud Hovers Over Brooklyn Sale Linked to JapanKushner Conflict Cloud Hovers Over Brooklyn Sale Linked to Japan - Two months after Jared Kushner joined the White House as a senior adviser, his family firm sold a stake in a Brooklyn building to a unit of a company whose largest shareholder is the government of Japan. (Bloomberg, 3/15/18)
Elderly woman sucker punched in BrooklynElderly woman sucker punched in Brooklyn - A man sucker-punched an elderly stranger in an unprovoked attack on a Brooklyn street corner, police said on Thursday. (NY Post, 3/15/18)
Bus Lane Blocked, He Trained His Computer to Catch ScofflawsBus Lane Blocked, He Trained His Computer to Catch Scofflaws - Mr. Bell’s project focused on one city block — St. Nicholas Avenue between 145th and 146th Streets — over the course of 10 days. (New York Times, 3/15/18)
Permits Filed for the Bedford Union Armory’s 15-Story Residential Addition, Crown Heights, BrooklynPermits Filed for the Bedford Union Armory’s 15-Story Residential Addition, Crown Heights, Brooklyn - Permits have been filed for a 15-story residential building at 1579 Bedford Avenue, also known as the Bedford Union Armory, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (NY YIMBY, 3/14/18)
Video shows gun-toting man lurking before shooting victimVideo shows gun-toting man lurking before shooting victim - Police video shows a man creeping on the sidewalk with a gun in his hand moments before running up on his victim and shooting him in the Bronx, authorities said on Sunday. (NY Post, 3/11/18)
Jue Lan Kitchen opening uptown offshootJue Lan Kitchen opening uptown offshoot - An offshoot of upscale Asian eatery Jue Lan Club, named after a 1930s Chinese art society, is opening in Harlem. (NY Post, 3/4/18)
A Members-Only Medical Center for Hudson Yards LocalsA Members-Only Medical Center for Hudson Yards Locals - The mixed-used neighborhood-in-the-making, which is being developed by the Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, is creating a medical clinic for the exclusive use of people who live or work in Related buildings. (New York Times, 3/9/18)
Black Iron Burger opening by Barclays CenterBlack Iron Burger opening by Barclays Center - Black Iron Burger, an East Village hot spot voted “Best Burger Joint” by Zagat for the past three years, is opening by Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (NY Post, 3/4/18)
This fancy Upper West Side townhouse housed a sitcom starThis fancy Upper West Side townhouse housed a sitcom star - Actor Richard Kind of sitcoms “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Mad About You” and “Spin City” once rented an apartment here before the home, at 144 W. 82nd St., was converted into a single-family manse. (NY Post, 3/7/18)
Opioid Protest at Met Museum Targets Donors Connected to OxyContinOpioid Protest at Met Museum Targets Donors Connected to OxyContin - Anti-opioid activists unfurled banners and scattered pill bottles on Saturday inside the Sackler Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which is named for a family connected to the powerful painkilling drug OxyContin. (New York Times, 3/10/18)
A Brooklyn Bar Even Grandmothers Would LikeA Brooklyn Bar Even Grandmothers Would Like - Montero Bar and Grill opened as a longshoremen’s bar in Brooklyn Heights in 1939. Now the next generation keeps its spirit alive. (New Yorker, 3/12/18)
Historic Bathhouse Studios for sale on 11th StreetHistoric Bathhouse Studios for sale on 11th Street - The landmarked Bathhouse Studios on 11th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B is now on the market. (EV Grieve, 3/7/18)
Google Finalizes Purchase of Chelsea Market for $2.4 BillionGoogle Finalizes Purchase of Chelsea Market for $2.4 Billion - Google Finalizes Purchase of Chelsea Market for $2.4 Billion - Tech giant Google finalized a $2.4 billion deal to buy the landmark Chelsea Market building. (NBC 4, 3/20/18)

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