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The Absolute Best Restaurants in Chelsea: Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee CompanyThough nearby Murray’s might have more style, this is your spot for the best bagels in Chelsea. (Grub Street, 8/8/18)
The Absolute Best Restaurants in Chelsea: Momofuku NishiChef Joshua Pinsky has a light touch, imparting big flavor without weighing dishes down. (Grub Street, 8/8/18)
The Absolute Best Restaurants in Chelsea: Del PostoFormer owner Mario Batali is in the process of divesting from the crown jewel of what was once his restaurant empire, but chef Melissa Rodriguez is still here, making some seriously elegant food. (Grub Street, 8/8/18)
The Absolute Best Restaurants in Chelsea: OkudaThe seasonal omakase menu (ranging from 9 to 13 courses, depending on what’s available) is served in a hushed, sparely appointed room, where there is nothing to focus on but the meal itself. (Grub Street, 8/8/18)
The Hairy History of the Now-Demolished 282 Grand StreetBuilt sometime between the 1820s and the 1830s, the Federal-style row house at 282 Grand Street and its adjoining sisters were knee-buckling and swoon-worthy for any architecture lover and/or historian. (Bowery Boogie, 8/13/18)
One of the Most Dangerous Areas for Pedestrians is on the LESTheir number-crunching points to the deadly triangle concentrated “around Delancey/Kenmare Street,” which is loosely defined in the report as the boundaries of Grand/Spring/Broadway/Forsyth. (Bowery Boogie, 8/10/18)
Australian Tourist’s Death Renews Cyclist Calls for Safer LanesAn Australian tourist on a bicycle died after she was hit by a garbage truck on Central Park West near West 67th Street around 4:45 p.m. (NY Times, 8/12/18)
Roosevelt Island apartment complex to remain affordable after deal announced by Gov. CuomoAn agreement has been reached to keep more than 360 Roosevelt Island apartments affordable for another 30 years, Gov. Cuomo announced Sunday. (NY Daily News, 8/12/18)
Coming of Age in the Loft Jazz SceneIn 1974, 501 Canal’s storefront became a performance space known for its Friday night concerts. (NY Times, 8/9/18)
Manafort lied about NY properties to obtain $3.4M loanPaul Manafort lied about the status of his two properties in New York in order to fraudulently obtain a $3.4 million loan, according to testimony Thursday. (NY Post, 8/9/18)
The 30 Best Restaurants in New Jersey 2018: Cellar 335Two repurposed reliquaries from an old Jersey City church add to the bar’s magical mystery tour. (NJ Monthly, 8/1/18)
The 30 Best Restaurants in New Jersey 2018: CucharamamaMaricel Presilla’s regular journeys through Latin America constitute the cucharamama, or mother spoon, that stirs the pot of her flagship restaurant. (NJ Monthly, 8/1/18)
Eight Families Displaced When Front of Bronx Building Comes Crashing DownEight families have lost their homes after an apartment building in the Bronx partially collapsed, sending several tons of bricks cascading onto the ground. (WNBC, 8/9/18)
The Top 10 Secrets of Flushing Town Hall in QueensThough the area around it has changed dramatically in the century and a half since the first cornerstone was laid, the Romanesque Revival-style building retains both its stateliness and its “striking picturesqueness." (Untapped Cities, 8/9/18)
OMA selected to design a new Jersey City MuseumOMA has been selected by the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency to design the new Jersey City Museum, which will become the largest arts and culture center in Jersey City once complete. (The Architects Newspaper, 8/7/18)
Permits Filed for SOM-Designed 1241 Broadway, MidtownOffice space will occupy the project from the second floor up, with the base composed of an eating establishment and office lobby. (NY YIMBY, 8/10/18)
Father of baby found dead in East River arraigned in NYC courtThe father of a baby found dead in the East River over the weekend faced a judge in New York City on Friday. (WABC, 8/10/18)
Inside The World Of NYC 'Canners' Who Survive By Collecting Recyclable Cans & Bottles At Sure We Can, a non profit organization founded 10 years ago, I met parents who are using canning to help pay for their kids’ college tuition. (Gothamist, 8/8/18)
Exclusive Reveal for Mega-Development at 6205 8th Avenue in Sunset Park, BrooklynDXA Studio’s design would position three mid-rise towers within the general massing, reaching heights of 18 floors apiece. (NY YIMBY, 8/8/18)
Permits Filed for 43-36 53rd Street, Woodside, QueensFourteen apartments will be created, averaging 673 square feet apiece, indicating rentals. (NY YIMBY, 8/8/18)
Tourist dies after being punched in the head in QueensA tourist from Florida died after he was attacked in Queens over the weekend, according to reports on Tuesday. (NY Post, 8/8/18)
ACS worker and former murder convict charged with assaulting 6-year-old boy in ManhattanA child services worker has been charged with assaulting a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan. (PIX11, 8/7/18)
How a feud over a community garden turned violent and 'bizarre'One party was beaten until his jaw was broken. Another was bitten on the arm during a block party brawl. (NJ.com, 8/7/18)
Man Who Attacked Cafe Workers Was a Suspect in Boston MurdersThe man who died after jumping out of the walk-in freezer of a popular Manhattan eatery over the weekend brandishing a knife and shouting “away Satan” was facing murder charges in the 1988 shooting of two men in Boston, law enforcement authorities said on Monday. (NY Times, 8/6/18)
Proposed 300-unit Bed-Stuy rental drastically scaled backNew plans filed with the Department of Buildings now call for just 78 apartments on Flushing Avenue. (Curbed, 8/7/18)
A Nail Salon Brawl Opened a Racial Rift Online. In Brooklyn, the Mood Is Calmer.Protesters shut down 888 Happy Red Apple Nails after a video captured Asian nail workers fighting black customers. (NY Times, 8/7/18)
The House of Artisanal PainTebori-style tattooing, the century-old traditional Japanese method of tattooing by hand with a needled rod, is a specialty at Behind the Circle, in Bushwick, Brooklyn. (NY Times, 8/1/18)
NYC’s K-Town Isn’t What It Used to BeMost mom-and-pops are gone, and 32nd Street is now dominated by chains due to high rents and policies in Korea itself. (Curbed, 7/31/18)
Jersey City bar owner marks 50 years slinging drinksHanging on the wall inside Grape Vine Tavern, a hole-in-the-wall bar on Newark Avenue near the county courthouse, is a bit of Jersey City history: liquor license No. 1. (NJ.com, 8/3/18)
The Former Ridgewood Theater Building is Getting a Blink GymWhat once was an affordable multi-screen cinema is now housing, and soon to be a theater. (Bushwick Daily, 7/26/18)
21-Year-Old Victim of Bushwick Shooting Has Been IdentifiedThe shooting occurred in Bushwick last Thursday, killing one, injuring two others. (Bushwick Daily, 7/30/18)
23 Park Row Reaches Halfway Mark Above City Hall Park in Lower ManhattanThe structure will soon rise 54 stories into the Lower Manhattan skyline, to a height of 702 feet. (NY YIMBY, 7/31/18)
After 157 Years, a Former Jersey City School Could Meet the Wrecking BallPart of the old Saint Peter’s Grammar School has stood at the corner of York and Van Vorst Streets in Downtown Jersey City since the beginning of the Civil War, but the end could soon be near for this historic complex. (Jersey Digs, 7/31/18)
Pedal-Assist Dockless Bikes Roll Out in the BronxOn Monday, a steady stream of curious passers-by inspected one of the Jump bikes that was parked outside of the Full Moon pizzeria on Arthur Avenue and 187th Street in the Bronx. (NY Times, 7/31/18)
Meet the DOT worker who keeps Brooklyn Bridge flags flyingPazmino is not a daredevil - but a city employee responsible for taking care of the two American flags atop the iconic landmark. (NY1, 7/30/18)
Philip Johnson’s postmodern Midtown skyscraper is a NYC landmarkThe 37-story, pinkish-gray office tower is considered postmodernism’s first commercial skyscraper. (Curbed, 7/31/18)
Historic Lower East Side bank building once slated for 12-story addition wants $20MEarly this year, the city approved a 12-story addition to the building with 38 apartments. (Curbed, 7/30/18)
Eight-Story Building Could Rise Near Berry Lane ParkFew details have been released, but a New York-based developer is looking to construct a mid-rise residential building on several properties it owns in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City’s Ward F. (Jersey Digs, 7/30/18)
Orale Mexican Kitchen Opening Second Location in HobokenThe popular Mexican restaurant will be taking over the former Porter Collins space in the Mile Square at 1426 Willow Avenue. (Hoboken Girl, 7/30/18)
Steel Falls 30 Feet from One Manhattan Square, Injuring a Worker BelowExtell’s One Manhattan Square saw a worksite injury last week involving a falling piece of steel from the superstructure. (Bowery Boogie, 7/31/18)
Man seriously hurt after suspect sets fire at Staten Island gas stationThe NYPD says it happened Monday at about 1:50 a.m. at the gas pumps in front of a 7-Eleven on Richmond Avenue in Bulls Head. (WABC, 7/30/18)
Four people hurt after car jumps curb in Manhattan and slams into cell phone storeAn out-of-control livery driver jumped a curb in Manhattan and struck two pedestrians just before slamming into a T-Mobile store Monday afternoon, police and witnesses said. (NY Daily News, 7/30/18)
First Look Inside The New Brooklyn Stumptown Coffee RoastersThe Portland-based brand launched a new cafe today inside of an 1860’s Brooklyn firehouse, located at 212 Pacific Street. (sprudge, 7/30/18)
Judge dismisses lawsuit to block Brooklyn’s Pfizer rezoningThe contested project has received the green light to move forward as planned. (Curbed, 7/30/18)
Man jumps to his death from luxury NYC hotelA man jumped to his death from a luxury Manhattan hotel on Park Avenue South on Monday morning, police and fire officials said. (NY Post, 7/30/18)
4 people, including child, fatally shot in Queens, New York City, police saysAlong with the boy, two women and a man were found dead in a first-floor apartment. (CBS, 7/31/18)
The Haunting of a Heights HouseLooking for the ghosts of the Morris-Jumel mansion. (Lapham's Quarterly, 7/30/18)
The 12 Most Charming Coffee Shops in New York City: DevociónBuilt out of a former warehouse, this brick-lined coffee shop brews up some seriously hip vibes, attracting caffeine addicts who come to unwind throughout the day. (Town & Country, 7/16/18)
The 12 Most Charming Coffee Shops in New York City: Pietro NolitaPietro Nolita's trendy all-pink interior creates a cheerful atmosphere, perfect for an afternoon pick me up. (Town & Country, 7/16/18)
The 12 Most Charming Coffee Shops in New York City: Stonefruit EspressoThe lovable space is bright and airy with loads of fresh flowers and plants (the back half of the cafe is a flower shop), plus, the company prides itself on baking their pastries in-house. (Town & Country, 7/16/18)
The 12 Most Charming Coffee Shops in New York City: MamanThis hidden gem is special because tiny details of French influence add up to make it feel like a snug oasis. (Town & Country, 7/16/18)
Family blames Brooklyn apartment complex power outage for mother's deathAshley says it was around 4:45 on Sunday morning when the power went off at the Spring Creek Towers in East New York, Brooklyn. (WABC, 7/30/18)
Street To Be Named For Teen Killed In The BronxSince his death, multiple murals have been created in memory of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz. (CBS New York, 7/30/18)
Gunfire explodes over seven bloody hours in NYCGotham echoed with gunfire Saturday night into Sunday as 16 people were shot in 10 incidents over a span of less than seven hours — with one person dead and three others clinging to life after the overnight violence. (NY Post, 7/30/18)
Driver Wedges Porsche On FDR Drive Bike PathThe driver abandoned the Porsche on the FDR bike path Friday after the pricey car became stuck, officials said. (Patch, 7/27/18)
Construction Update: 540 W 25Superstructure has topped out at Pace Gallery's eight-story expansion in Chelsea, near the High Line. (Field Condition, 7/27/18)
Fixing Public Housing: A Day Inside a $32 Billion ProblemWe shadowed a superintendent in a Harlem complex to see what saving the nation’s largest public housing system really looks like on the ground. (New York Times, 7/26/18)
Tribeca will get a new 19-story condoThe HAP Investments-developed project will bring 41 new apartments to Tribeca. (Curbed, 7/27/18)
In a Historic Building, Your Feet Might as Well Be JackhammersLike many historic properties, the institution has to strike a balance between attracting visitors and shoring up its defenses against them. (Atlas Obscura, 7/27/18)
The Calming Art of Terrarium BuildingAt Twig, a plant studio in Brooklyn, one can learn about moss and its expansive possibilities. (New York Times, 7/25/18)
Man Killed, 2 Wounded in Shooting at Brooklyn Park Packed With KidsA 21-year-old man died and two others were injured when someone fired shots inside a Brooklyn park packed with children, authorities and witnesses say. (WNBC, 7/26/18)
Police suspect murder-suicide in Brooklyn subway deathsA man and a woman were fatally struck Thursday after he dragged her, screaming, in front of a Brooklyn subway train in what police believed was a murder-suicide, sources said. (NY Post, 7/26/18)
These Are NYC's Noisiest Bars (Or The Bars With The Whiniest Neighbors?)While the Velvet Rope Lounge was number one, it's the only Brighton Beach bar on the top 20 list. (Gothamist, 7/26/18)
Road Rage Driver Mows Down Good Samaritan on Brooklyn Street, Breaking Both His LegsA Brooklyn man who rushed to help a woman who'd been attacked by another driver in a road rage incident was himself attacked by the aggressive driver, who allegedly hit him with a van, breaking the good Samaritan's legs. (WNBC, 7/26/18)
Silverman Readies New Development at 170 Erie StreetDesigned by Studio V Architecture, the development features a design that tiers inward and will utilize a gray brick veneer wall on most of its exterior. (Jersey Digs, 7/25/18)
A Preacher, a Scam, and a Massacre in BrooklynFor Years, Women Vanished. A Brooklyn Church Hid the Secret. (Crimereads, 7/26/18)
Exploring the ‘Nantucket of the Bronx,’ an island of contradictionsSailors, artists, fishmongers, and lawyers coexist on Hunter Avenue. (Curbed, 7/25/18)
SYSTEMarchitects' "Wild and Fiery Facade" at 187 Franklin Now UncoveredPositioned within the West Tribeca Historic District, the 5-floor home is being built for a family of four and was designed by Jeremy Edmiston’s SYSTEMarchitects. (CityRealty, 12/7/17)
13 New York Buildings That Stick Out Like Sore Thumbs: 443 Bergen St.Jeffrey McMahon created this façade with solar panels, Passive House windows, and Hurricane Sandy–reclaimed wood. (NY Magazine, 7/26/18)
13 New York Buildings That Stick Out Like Sore Thumbs: 131 Buckingham Rd.The architects worked with Japanese advisers to ensure stylistic authenticity. (NY Magazine, 7/26/18)
13 New York Buildings That Stick Out Like Sore Thumbs: 242 E. 52nd St.From its brick-and-glass façade to its wooden front door, this 1948 Philip Johnson house (commissioned by John D. Rockefeller III’s wife) hasn’t changed much. (NY Magazine, 7/26/18)
13 New York Buildings That Stick Out Like Sore Thumbs: 124 E. 19th St., GramercyAn 1880s-era Flemish-inspired carriage house — a former occupant is Winston Churchill’s great-grandson — is nestled up to a 22-unit apartment building. (NY Magazine, 7/26/18)
13 New York Buildings That Stick Out Like Sore Thumbs: Tiny Amid HugeBuilt in 1900, this Beaux-Arts-style mansion was nearly made into office space in the ’90s. (New York Magazine, 7/26/18)
Tour: 88 & 90 LexingtonConstruction is wrapping up at HFZ Capital Group's rental to condo conversion at 88 and 90 Lexington Avenue, in the NoMad neighborhood. (Field Condition, 7/25/18)
Boos meet panel that awards developer after-the-fact building approvalsThe board's action came the same day the city told Mocco partner Jeff Zak the city would fine them $582,000 because they deviated from the board approved plans for the building and ordered them to remove the extra story they added to the roof of the building without permission. (NJ.com, 7/25/18)
Is CBD Legal In New York? Where Can I Get It? How Much Should I Take? Will It Get Me High?Alchemist's Kitchen has been ahead of the curve on all things CBD, making it the ultimate destination for New Yorkers trying to parse the difference between full spectrum and isolate. (Gothamist, 7/25/18)
Inside Ample Hills’ Brand-New, Gloriously Wonka-Like Red Hook FactoryThe Red Hook facility is being branded as a factory and “museum,” in the parlance of this social-media age. (Grub Street, 7/25/18)
Exclusive Reveal for ODA’s Tetris-Inspired 101 West 14th Street in Greenwich VillageThe façade is designed to maximize privacy between neighbors and yield extra space. (NY YIMBY, 7/25/18)
Permits Filed for 383 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, BrooklynDemolition permits have not been filed yet, and the estimated construction start date has not been announced. (NY YIMBY, 7/25/18)
City shuts down valet parking at La MarinaAn ​embattled ​Upper Manhattan restaurant and lounge that’s infuriated neighbors for years with its valet-parking operation has finally been barred from stashing patrons’ vehicles. (NY Post, 7/24/18)
Part of Landmarked But Crumbling Sunset Park Police Precinct May Soon Be DemolishedThe new owners of the beloved yet decaying Sunset Park police precinct at 4302 4th Avenue are getting ready for demolition to make way for a new school. (Brownstoner, 7/24/18)
23-story Rego Park tower will become one of neighborhood’s tallestThe building will bring 116 apartments to the neighborhood. (Curbed, 7/24/18)
Inside NYC's First Modernist Home, Now On The Market For $5 MillionWhen it was completed around 1934, it was not only considered the first modernist home in the city, but also one of the first structures in America to use glass bricks, and the first residence in NYC with central air conditioning. (Gothamist, 7/24/18)
The Life and Times of Park Slope’s Singular Montauk ClubAs in the days of old, club members can retreat there and luxuriate in Venetian Victorian splendor, albeit slightly run down and comfortable, like any good club. (Brownstoner, 7/23/18)
Mapping the rise and fall of one of the most prominent artists’ communities in BrooklynA look inside the infamous Williamsburg lofts at 475 Kent and those that remain after two decades of gentrification, New York City. (Freunde von Freunden, 7/18/18)
Permits Filed for 2760 West 33rd Street, Coney IslandThe development will be an addition to an existing site owned by the Starrett Corporation. (NY YIMBY, 7/24/18)
Colorful Focaccia and Cookies in NoMadAt Leonelli Focacceria e Pasticceria, come for the rainbow cookie and stay for the focaccia. (New York Times, 7/23/18)
Approved Jersey City Emerson Radio Redevelopment to Include 1,000 Units, Create New ParkCurrently used by StatCo as a storage facility, the utilitarian-style brick industrial building is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places but isn’t listed yet. (Jersey Digs, 7/24/18)
The Plan: A New Food Hall for AstoriaLocal development and brokerage firm Vass Stevens Group is converting a building that housed a restaurant supply store, print shop and dollar store into a new retail space featuring a variety of eateries. (Commercial Observer, 7/24/18)
Annoyed by Restaurant Playlists, a Master Musician Made His OwnHow Ryuichi Sakamoto assembled the soundtrack for Kajitsu, in Murray Hill, and what it says about the sounds we hear (or should) while we eat. (New York Times, 7/23/18)
Shops Come and Go. But 2 New York Photographers Don’t Want to Forget.James and Karla Murray created “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.," an art installation in Seward Park on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. (New York Times, 7/24/18)
West 256th accident claims life of Riverdale manAn 82-year-old man involved in a two-car accident on Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street on July 13 has died. (Riverdale Press, 7/22/18)
Bicyclist in critical condition after being struck in QueensA bicyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a car early Monday morning in Queens. (PIX 11, 7/24/18)
Hoop dreamsThe Cage is nothing more than a square of asphalt beside the West Fourth Street subway stop, but it is a place of worship and coolness and budding dreams. (Curbed, 7/20/18)
How the Bronx Became the Last Outpost of Acrylic ChicNew York used to have as many as 20 factories that specialized in mod-looking plexiglass furniture. Now only one remains. (New York Times, 7/19/18)
Another Contender for Queens’ Tallest Skyscraper Revealed at 42-50 24th StreetIf built, the structure would be a major addition to the borough’s vertical profile, with a speculative minimum height of 750 feet, based on double-height retail at the base. (NY YIMBY, 7/23/18)
This Bookstore Is Stuffed With Just One Thing: CookbooksKitchen Arts and Letters is not where you go to find all the cookbooks. It is where you go to find the right cookbooks. (New York Times, 7/22/18)
8-Story Building Planned Behind Downtown Jersey City Post OfficeThis narrow property that sits within the Paulus Hook Historic District between Jersey City’s main post office and an office building could soon be transformed into the neighborhood’s latest mixed-use development. (Jersey Digs, 7/23/18)
The Family That’s Sold New York Mock Meats for DecadesMay Wah Vegetarian Market in Chinatown has everything from squid to beef. (Atlas Obscura, 7/23/18)
Little Tong’s Newest Location Is Serving This Terrific Spicy-Gooey-Crunchy SandwichWhatever its lineage, the sandwich is crispy, gooey, and crunchy at once, with an invigorating hit of má là, that addictive Sichuan spicy-tingly quality. (Grub Street, 7/22/18)
Fistfight Erupts Outside Whole Foods on the BoweryA tipster shared the enclosed video, which shows the duo duking it out on the sidewalk in front of the bougie supermarket. (Bowery Boogie, 7/23/18)
Work Wraps on Veterans Home at 984 Woodycrest Avenue, Highbridge, The BronxIn total, the six-story structure contains 31,500 square feet spread among 48 studio units, amenities, and a social service office. (NY YIMBY, 7/23/18)
Woman strangled by husband in Bronx home remembered as 'beautiful person'News of a cancer-stricken Bronx woman’s murder left neighbors rattled Saturday as they tried to understand why her husband had suffocated her. (NY Daily News, 7/21/18)
Tekashi 6ix9ine flaunted cash, chains at strip club before robberyTekashi 6ix9ine was hanging out at an infamous Queens strip club — where a Knicks player was once robbed at gunpoint — before he got held up this weekend, according to police sources. (Page Six, 7/22/18)
Permits Filed for 33-10 38th Avenue, Long Island City, QueensPermits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 33-10 38th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. (NY YIMBY, 7/23/18)
Anti-Abortion Protesters at Queens Clinic Did Not Harass Patients, Judge RulesThe lawsuit against 13 of the regular protesters asked a federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction against the protests and create a 16-foot buffer zone around the clinic. (New York Times, 7/22/18)
The TRGT Fiasco Was No MistakeTarget may have apologized for its faux-CBGB facade, but appropriating neighborhood icons is at the heart of planned gentrification. (Village Voice, 7/31/18)
Party boat dumps 500 gallons of human waste in Brooklyn basinWorkers servicing a “party yacht” spilled about 500 gallons of raw sewage into Red Hook’s Atlantic Basin Sunday, police said. (NY Post, 7/22/18)
How to Have the Perfect Rockaway Beach Day: Tacoway BeachIt’s all about the fish tacos here, served fried to a delicate crisp with plenty of slaw tossed on top for extra crunch. (Thrillist, 6/4/18)
How to Have the Perfect Rockaway Beach Day: Bungalow BarAnother popular beachside jaunt, this laid-back bar is good all day, from boozy brunch, through nighttime tide-side cocktails. (Thrillist, 6/4/18)
How to Have the Perfect Rockaway Beach Day: Epstein's BeachThe seaside outpost of the landlocked LES bar of the same name hosts art shows and live music. (Thrillist, 6/4/18)
How to Have the Perfect Rockaway Beach Day: CaracasServing a roster of popular arepas like La Del Gato (cheese, plantains, avocado) all contained in hot corn-cakes, Caracas offers up the perfect handheld beach food. (Thrillist, 6/4/18)
How to Have the Perfect Rockaway Beach Day: Surfside BagelsPlump, hand-rolled dough in classic varieties is kettle-boiled and oven-baked, and schmeared with occasional kooky confections like Fruity Pebbles cream cheese. (Thrillist, 6/4/18)
The 10 Best Breweries in NYC Today: Coney Island Brewing Company: The Bronx BreweryThis craft brewery channels its no-nonsense borough, and partners with community organizations that support the arts and improve the environment locally. (Thrillist, 7/10/18)
The 10 Best Breweries in NYC Today: Coney Island Brewing CompanyConey Island Brewing Company’s Mermaid Pilsner is available in many neighborhood bars and bodegas, but it’s worth your trip to the end of the B, D, F, and N lines to sample some of their limited release brews, available only on-site. (Thrillist, 7/10/18)
The 10 Best Breweries in NYC Today: Other Half Brewing CompanyOther Half’s beer is considered by many to be the best in the city, if not the state, and with a great reputation comes great crowds. (Thrillist, 7/10/18)
The 10 Best Breweries in NYC Today: Big aLICe Brewing Co.Sweet potato, jalapeño, and lemongrass are among the ingredients in some of their most beloved brews. (Thrillist, 7/10/18)
A Mural Honoring Anthony Bourdain Has Gone Up On The Lower East SideThe artist behind the piece is New York-based street artist Bradley Theodore, who shared the completed work on Instagram this week, with the caption: “In a city full of villains we all need heroes." (Gothamist, 7/18/18)
A Trip To Pesso's, A Beloved Ice Shop In Bayside, QueensPesso's Ices & Ice Cream in Bayside, Queens has been offering up sweet relief on hot summer days for nearly 15 years. (Gothamist, 7/19/18)
Here's The First Statue Depicting Real Women In Central Park, Coming In 2020Sculptor Meredith Bergmann delivered the winning design, which will eventually grace the Literary Walk on the Mall in the Park. (Gothamist, 7/20/18)
NYPD Cracks Down On Cyclists Using Domino Park's New StreetFor some reason, River Street, the newly built two-lane access road adjacent to the park that runs from North 3rd to South 5th Street, is a one-way street with no bike lane. (Gothamist, 7/20/18)
Prep Work Proceeds for 775-Foot-Tall Building as Council Member Pushes BackPreparations for construction have begun at 50 West 66th Street on a proposed 775-foot mixed-use building, which, if completed, would be the tallest on the Upper West Side. (West Side Rag, 7/21/18)
A Day in the Life of an Indie Publisher: Akashic BooksSurrounded by floor-to-ceiling shelves that contain every book published by Akashic in its 21-year history, Ahmad talked, in rapid-fire bursts, about the perils, challenges and rewards of being a small independent in a publishing world dominated by a handful of conglomerates on the other side of the East River. (The Millions, 7/18/18)
Rapper makes freestyle video about his love for Roll-N-Roaster’s roast beefA Sheepshead Bay rapper has released a freestyle video ode to the beloved Roll-N-Roaster restaurant and its delicious roast beef sandwiches. (Brooklyn Daily, 4/10/18)
Man stabbed in the head during brawl at Queens mallA man was stabbed in the head during a brawl in the food court at the Queens Center Mall on Friday, cops said. (NY Post, 7/21/18)
Killings of 4 Teens, Within 6 Miles of Each Other, Shake BrooklynSpeaking to anti-violence activists at Pine Street and Blake Avenue in East New York, where Justin was killed, Inspector John Chell, the commander of the 75th Precinct, expressed sadness and anger at the death of another young black teen. (NY Times, 7/20/18)
James Rosenquist’s Lower Manhattan Home for Sale at $14.5MThe home of James Rosenquist, the noted Pop artist who passed away last year at age 83, has been listed for sale through Sotheby’s for $14.5 million. (ART News, 7/18/18)
Briarwood diner's final orders coming up this weekendThe Flagship Diner in Briarwood, Queens has been a neighborhood staple for decades, but it's set to close up shop for good this weekend. (NY1, 7/20/18)
Trying to Revive Gage & Tollner, a Landmark Brooklyn RestaurantGage & Tollner, the long-suffering grande dame of New York restaurant landmarks, will get yet another chance to reclaim its dignity. (New York Times, 7/20/18)
Brooklyn woman found dead in bedroom closet: copsA Brooklyn woman was found dead in her bedroom closet Saturday, her body wrapped in a bedsheet, cops said. (NY Post, 7/21/18)
North Carolina Barbecue on a Brooklyn Street CornerA cardboard sign hanging over his front gate advertises his wares: “Smack Grill; Slab — Pork Ribs, $7; 2 - Leg Quarter $5; Famous BBQ Sauce.” (NY Times, 7/20/18)
500 displaced by steam pipe explosion can’t catch a breakNeither Con Edison nor the city could say Saturday when some 500 residents, workers and business owners displaced by Thursday’s steam-pipe explosion will be able to re-enter the asbestos-tainted Flatiron District. (NY Post, 7/21/18)
Residents near Russian diplomat building say ‘spies are everywhere’In a quiet corner of The Bronx, nestled among trees and quaint 1960s houses, the Cold War still lingers. (NY Post, 7/21/18)
Construction Update: 277 Mott StreetDesigned by Toshiko More Architects, the structure is clad in alternating vertical piers of glass and CNC milled stone on the facade fronting Mott Street. (Field Condition, 7/18/18)
Meet the unofficial stewards of Brooklyn’s most polluted waterwayThe Gowanus Dredgers lead regular boat tours of the fetid waterway. (Curbed, 7/19/18)
Permits Filed for 43-Story Hotel at 450 Eleventh Avenue, Hudson YardsThe 487-foot tall structure will yield 273,330 square feet, with 212,860 square feet dedicated to commercial use. (NY YIMBY, 7/17/18)
A New Home for a Publisher and Its PriestsThe 108-year-old Jesuit organization recently sold its former home to invest in new technology, hire staff and redesign its magazine and website. (NY Times, 6/17/18)
Bourdain Confidential: Colisseum"It’s really the one place I can think of off the top of my head where I can go and reliably sit down at the bar have a lonely 4 o’clock in the afternoon beer, listen to the juke box, and tweet or whatever I’m doin’, and literally no one will fucking hassle me." (Popula, 7/15/18)
First Glass Panels Installed at the XI by Bjarke IngelsBjarke wanted the towers to twist to prevent views from being blocked looking out from each of the massive floor-to-ceiling windows. (NY YIMBY, 7/17/18)
Permits Filed for 561 Manhattan Avenue, WilliamsburgEight apartments will be created, averaging 834 square feet apiece, indicating rentals. (NY YIMBY, 7/17/18)
The 75 Best Fried Chicken Places in America for 2018: The DutchThe buttermilk their chicken is soaked in includes a winning mix of cayenne, Old Bay, honey, and Tabasco, and a honey drizzle completes the package. (The Daily Meal, 7/16/18)
The 75 Best Fried Chicken Places in America for 2018: Bobwhite Lunch & Supper CounterDark meat pieces are marinated in sweet tea, dunked in buttermilk, and dredged in seasoned flour before being cooked in a pressure-fryer, which imparts a crisp and brittle, nearly greaseless crust to the chicken. (The Daily Meal, 7/16/18)
Greenwich West Unveiled at 110 Charlton Street, Hudson SquareThe first renderings have also been revealed, showing an exterior mix of classical masonry tinged with industrial-inspired ornamentation, typical for the SoHo-adjacent neighborhood. (NY YIMBY, 7/13/18)
Seeking a Second Chance at Landmark Status, Aluminum Siding and AllThe Landmarks Preservation Commission said last year that the house “does not rise to the level of an individual landmark.” A coalition is asking the panel to reconsider. (New York Times, 7/15/18)
Kushners Used ‘Toxic’ Construction to Drive Out Tenants, Suit SaysA group of current and former tenants at 184 Kent Avenue in Brooklyn, which is owned by the Kushner Companies, filed a lawsuit that claimed the developer tried to drive them out of the building using tactics like “loud and obnoxious drilling.” (New York Times, 7/16/18)
The hidden tenement angels of East 10th StreetOn the facade high up under the fifth floor windows are bas reliefs of what look like twin angels. (Ephemeral New York, 7/16/18)
Art-Driven Pedestrian Plaza to Seal Doyers Street Next MonthThe Chinatown Partnership (a business improvement district) sealed Doyers Street during daytime hours to create a pedestrian plaza. (Bowery Boogie, 7/16/18)
Lounge in Them. Dash Through Them. But Don’t Call Them Parks.What happened in Corona is urban alchemy — turning a short stretch of asphalt into a little oasis. (New York Times, 7/13/18)
US Army Corp of Engineers Wants to Build Seawall Between Throggs Neck and Queens to Prevent Next SandyNow the US Army Corp of Engineers is proposing to build a massive 5 mile seawall stretching from NYC to New Jersey including a smaller one between Throggs Neck and Queens to protect from storm surges. (Welcome2theBronx, 7/14/18)
Construction workers from Hudson Yards seen enjoying “liquid lunch”McGarry's pub has been a watering hole for about 20 workers at least two weeks running. (The Real Deal, 7/15/18)
3 People Shot On Downtown Brooklyn Street, Police SayTwo men and a woman were shot while on the corner of Gallatin Place and Fulton Street on Friday afternoon, police said. (Patch, 7/13/18)
Harlem Pushes Back On Methadone Clinic Planned In $4M BrownstoneNeighbors of the planned methadone clinic worry it will bring drug dealing to their historic district. (Patch, 7/13/18)
The Absolute Best New Square Slice of Pizza in New York: Fiori di Zucca slice at Alla PalaThe folks at Eataly have seen the error of their ways and turned the space that was once a Dantesque ring of hell devoted to all things Nutella into this superb pizza al taglio parlor. (Grub Street, 7/11/18)
The Absolute Best New Square Slice of Pizza in New York: Pepperoni slice at Mama’s Too!Part Bonci, part Di Fara, part Detroit, part unabashedly burnt: It’s hard to categorize this absolute beast of a square. (Grub Street, 7/11/18)
The Absolute Best New Square Slice of Pizza in New York: Piennolo-Tomato-and-Stracciatella sliceFactor in a crust that exhibits a range of appealing textures, from delicately crisp and chewy to remarkably light and airy, and you have the best new square slice in town. (Grub Street, 7/11/18)
This Brooklyn playground just got a full-scale makeoverDiGilio Playground just received over $2 million in upgrades that the whole family can utilize, which makes the warm weather extra welcoming. (TimeOut NY, 7/15/18)
2 admit to manslaughter in NYC house blast; firefighter diedTwo men have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in an explosion at a marijuana grow house that killed a New York City fire battalion chief. (Associated Press, 7/15/18)
Jersey City mixed-use launches constructionLMC, a home development and management company, announced Thursday the launch of construction of The Lively, a mixed-use project in the Powerhouse Arts District of Jersey City. (NJBiz, 7/12/18)
Father, infant son hurt in Brooklyn tile wall collapseA father and his infant son were sitting on a bench outside a tea shop in Brooklyn were hurt when parts of a tile wall came crashing down on them. (WABC, 7/14/18)
Maya Lin-designed megamansion could rise on this $20M Tribeca lotThe proposed 22,000-square-foot home was once listed for $35 million. (Curbed, 7/12/18)
Foundation Work Takes Shape at 77 Greenwich, Financial DistrictLooking at the site today, it is an active project with most of the foundation work taking form on the northern half of the property. (NY YIMBY, 7/12/18)
Man had baby’s body for months before dumping: prosecutorProsecutors say a man charged with dumping his dead toddler’s body near train tracks had the body for months. (NY Post, 7/11/18)
6 reputed mobsters accused of threatening debtorsIt was at the Tryst they engaged in illegal gambling, court papers say, running Monday night football pool schemes. (NY Post, 7/11/18)
Hunt for New York City F.C.’s Stadium Site Is Back Where It Began: the BronxDevelopers say they have an agreement to buy the GAL Manufacturing factory on East 153rd Street, near the Major Deegan Expressway. (NY Times, 7/11/18)
Bicycle Habitat Leaving Lafayette Street 40 Years After its FoundingIts foothold on Lafayette Street is coming loose, and the flagship location at 250 Lafayette will shutter later this year. (Bowery Boogie, 7/12/18)
Rumba Cubana Will Open This Month And Here’s Their MenuThe restaurant’s Cuban-born owners, Alan and Nairelys Lopez, have created an extensive menu that offers a mix of Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisine. (Jersey City Upfront, 7/12/18)
Anella: Closed Until Further Notice Due to a FireThe damage appears to have been worse on the left side of the double-aisled restaurant. (Greenpointers, 7/9/18)
24-hour Climbing Gym Coming to Greenpoint Next YearThe building was built at the turn of the 20th century, and originally housed a metal manufacturing company. (Greenpointers, 7/11/18)
Five arrested in deadly gang melee outside Staten Island courthouseCops have busted five people connected to this week’s deadly melee that played out on the streets of Staten Island, officials said Wednesday. (NY Post, 7/12/18)
16-year-old fatally shot in head in BrooklynPolice are investigating after a teenager was fatally shot in the head in Brooklyn. (WABC, 7/11/18)
14 Bars That Are Quiet Enough For A Conversation: Bad Old DaysThe Bad Old Days looks like a really nice dorm room or the common area of one of the Hogwarts houses: it’s just one little room in Ridgewood with some couches, bookshelves, board games, and a fireplace. (The Infatuation, 7/10/18)
14 Bars That Are Quiet Enough For A Conversation: BrookvinHang out with friends at a table in the back garden surrounded by string lights and greenery, or, if you want to talk to someone your own age but forgot to actually make any plans, sit at the bar and ask the servers for wine recommendations. (The Infatuation, 7/10/18)
14 Bars That Are Quiet Enough For A Conversation: JadisThe all-brick space has a lounge area with bookshelves and leather couches, plus some small candlelit tables. (The Infatuation, 7/10/18)
14 Bars That Are Quiet Enough For A Conversation: The DancerThis is a low-key bar where you can have a very good cocktail while trying to decide if you like this person enough to take shots with them at 169 Bar around the corner. (The Infatuation, 7/10/18)
14 Bars That Are Quiet Enough For A Conversation: ElsaIt’s perfect for any type of one-on-one situation, especially because it’s attractive in the sort of low-key way that’s impressive without making it look like you tried too hard. (The Infatuation, 7/10/18)
Woman found dead in trash compactor of swanky NYC apartment buildingA woman was found dead inside the trash compactor of a swanky Union Square apartment building on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. (NY Post, 7/10/18)
Nonprofit files plans for new assisted living building in Hudson YardsCovenant House planning 12-story project with 60 units (The Real Deal, 7/10/18)
Raw chicken recall from Long Island City slaughterhouse, Afandia HalalFederal officials are recalling raw chicken shipped throughout New York City that came from a Queens slaughterhouse. (WABC, 7/10/18)
Candytopia, another Instagram fantasia pop-up, is coming to NYCMarketed as an “imaginative confectionary wonderland,” the space will feature more than a dozen rooms and interactive installations for guests to wander through, phone in hand. (TimeOut NY, 7/10/18)
The Battle Over Brooklyn’s 564 St. John’s PlaceOne of the biggest names in Brooklyn development, Toby Moskovits, is fighting a foreclosure auction on one of her prized properties. (Commercial Observer, 7/9/18)
Clemente Court, WoodhavenDeep in the streets of Woodhaven are a couple of remnants of Union Course, the racetrack that dominated the area before it was fully developed and streets laid out. (Forgotten New York, 7/10/18)
Idling VigilanteGeorge Pakenham is waging a one-man war on air pollution on the Upper West Side. (New York Magazine, 7/10/18)
FDNY says fire at Gowanus Canal warehouse was intentionalDespite the June 14 fire, large parts of the 1886 warehouse are still intact. (Curbed, 7/10/18)
Construction Update: 40 Tenth AvenueFacade installation is underway at Aurora Capital and William Gottlieb Real Estate's 40 Tenth Avenue, the 10-story, 140,000 square foot spec office building adjacent to the High Line at West 13th Street. (Field Condition, 7/9/18)
First Look at Company, the SHoP Architects-Designed Vertical Tech Campus in NYCCharged with completely renovating the building’s atrium and office floors, the local New York firm SHoP Architects has unveiled a set of interior renders that show their plans for the commuter-friendly office space. (ArchDaily, 7/7/18)
Inwood Residents & Small Business Owners Fear Rezoning Plan Will Open Gentrification FloodgatesUpper Manhattan community organizers say a proposal to rezone Inwood and create more housing will lead to the decimation of mom-and-pop businesses along the neighborhood’s primary commercial corridor. (Gothamist, 7/10/18)
Renderings Revealed for Synagogue-Condo Combo at 89 West End Avenue, Manhattan BeachThe eight-story, mixed-use building will comprise over 34,000 square feet, and top out at 70 feet above ground. (NY YIMBY, 7/10/18)
Driver arrested in deadly Park Slope hit-and-runPolice arrested a Bronx man after he allegedly hit and killed a Staten Island man on 21st Street in Park Slope on June 30. (Brooklyn Daily, 7/10/18)
LPC to review proposed building for East Village gas explosion siteThe seven-story condo will go before the Landmarks Preservation Commission for approval. (Curbed, 7/9/18)
Prato Bakery to Open in HobokenThe cafe will be located a few blocks away from the Hoboken PATH station at 201 Washington Street (corner of 2nd Street) at a former Psychic & Astrology Shop. (Jersey City Upfront, 7/10/18)
Smoky blaze at Manhattan cat foster flat leaves nearly a dozen felines homelessA kitchen fire at a Upper West Side apartment Sunday afternoon sent nearly two dozen scaredy cats scrambling for safety. (NY Daily News, 7/8/18)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Upgrades in Downtown ManhattanWest Coast-based “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and bedding designer Justin Mikita have upgraded their downtown New York City pied-a-terre with the $3.052 million purchase of a brand new condo. (Variety, 7/9/18)
Disney Will Move New York Operations to Lower ManhattanThe company is leasing the property, known as Four Hudson Square, for 99 years from Trinity Church in a deal valued at $650 million. (NY Times, 7/9/18)
Permits Filed for 618 Myrtle Avenue, Bedford-StuyvesantUp top, 12 apartments will be created averaging 1,250 square feet apiece, indicating condominiums. Four apartments will occupy each floor, with one unit extending into penthouse space. (NY YIMBY, 7/9/18)
Exclusive Reveal for Koreatown’s First Residential Skyscraper at 316 Fifth Avenue, by Kohn Pedersen FoxYIMBY has an exclusive first look at what’s in store for 316 Fifth Avenue, in Koreatown, where developer Cottonwood Management is planning a 539-foot-tall tower designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. (NY YIMBY, 7/9/18)
Jersey City planning board tables hearing on eminent domain changeThe city planning board postponed a hearing on a controversial proposal to seize properties through eminent domain to create one of the city's hottest new residential neighborhoods. (NJ.com, 7/12/18)
The Underground Gourmet’s Best New Cheap Eats in New York: MartinaAmong the toppings, we’re partial to the sausage-and-mushroom, plus seasonal specials like the current squash-blossom-anchovy number and wintertime’s Brussels sprouts–Pecorino concoction. (Grub Street, 7/8/18)
The Underground Gourmet’s Best New Cheap Eats in New York: German’s SoupHot soup dished out in Styrofoam tubs has to be pretty damn good to make you crave it on a 95-degree day. (Grub Street, 7/8/18)
The Underground Gourmet’s Best New Cheap Eats in New York: LowerlineEverything you could ask for in a New Orleans–inspired neighborhood joint: sweet and briny oysters on ice, counter seats that overlook the kitchen, and a Louisiana native stirring the pots. (Grub Street, 7/8/18)
In Harlem, 17-story residential building poised to riseThe rental building will be one of the tallest in the neighborhood. (Curbed, 7/6/18)
The Underground Gourmet’s Best New Cheap Eats in New York: Petee’s CaféBest of all is the fact that you can savor your pie in a lovely backyard garden beneath a shady maple tree in a dreamy stillness unimaginable on the Lower East Side. (Grub Street, 7/8/18)
The Underground Gourmet’s Best New Cheap Eats in New York: Taqueria SinaloenseMachaca, a sort of pounded beef jerky that is derived from a pre-refrigeration method of preserving meat, is cooked with eggs, onion, and tomato and wrapped in a flour tortilla to make a terrific breakfast-style taco. (Grub Street, 7/8/18)
FDNY: Cause Of Fatal Brooklyn Fire AccidentalThe cause of the 2-alarm blaze, which broke out around 3 p.m. on East 93rd Street, was electrical from a power strip, the FDNY said on Twitter Sunday. (CBS New York, 7/8/18)
40-foot Sculpture Inside Federal Hall Nods to NYC’s Dutch Colonial HistoryTowering over the grand lobby inside Federal Hall is a 40-foot reminder of New York City’s Dutch colonial history. (Untapped Cities, 7/5/18)
Lawsuit claims Brooklyn charter school reported mother to child-protection agency in retaliationCharter school administrators made bogus child abuse accusations to retaliate against a Brooklyn mom who sued the school after her daughter was sexually assaulted, legal papers claim. (NY Daily News, 7/7/18)
Primark opens second NYC location in BrooklynThe affordable Irish fashion brand has finally opened its doors at Kings Plaza. (amNY, 7/8/18)
Popular Italian restaurant in Brooklyn catches fireSmoke was seen coming out from the basement of the La Palina Italian restaurant located in Bensonhurst along Avenue O and West 5th Street, fire officials said. (PIX11, 7/8/18)
The Midtown oyster bar where Gov. Cuomo politics over cocktailsDocks Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill is one of the governor's regular watering holes (The Real Deal, 7/8/18)
Raging fire destroys two penthouses in ManhattanA fire destroyed two penthouses in Manhattan on Saturday night. (PIX 11, 7/8/18)
Alice Austen HouseThe pioneering photographer's prints are immortalized inside her childhood home. (Atlas Obscura, 7/6/18)
A Filipino Specialty Best Paired With a Brew in the East VillageSalty, sour and sweet are the ascendant flavors at Mama Fina’s House of Filipino Sisig, which opened in the East Village in January. (NY Times, 7/5/18)
Resuscitated Relics: Nos. 321 and 323 Canal StreetIsaac Lawrence recognized the potential and in 1821 erected a row of brick-faced Federal style homes on the northern side of the block between Mercer and Greene Streets. (Daytonian in Manhattan, 7/5/18)
Tribeca Park’s New SculptureOn Monday, a new eight-foot-tall sculpture will be officially unveiled in Tribeca Park. (Tribeca Citizen, 7/6/18)
Rooftop Pool & Bar Opens Next Week With Stunning Views of NYCThe rooftop boasts spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline from 96 Wythe Ave. (Secret NYC, 7/6/18)
The Rise of the Stressed-Out Urban CamperNew Yorkers are increasingly desperate to get back to nature. And if that means “glamping” at a $650-a-night campsite inside the city limits — well, it’s a start. (New York Times, 7/6/18)
Company Plans a Dozen Apartments in McGinley SquareIf approved, the development would include 12 residential units along with commercial space on the ground floor. (Jersey Digs, 7/5/18)
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel CemeteryThe graveyard holds the remains of Irish immigrants who arrived in Queens after fleeing the Great Famine. (Atlas Obscura, 7/6/18)
Construction Update: Koch Center for Cancer CareFacade installation is nearing completion at the Koch Center for Cancer Care, which will feature two science and medical facilities sharing a single site on the Upper East Side waterfront. (Field Condition, 7/5/18)
Brooklyn’s stunning Pfizer Mansion returns to the market for $13.5MIt’s the first time this 1887 mansion has come on the market since 2007 (Curbed, 7/6/18)
The Fake Townhouses Hiding Mystery Underground PortalsNumber 58 is not a home at all, but a secret subway exit and ventilation point disguised as a Greek Revival brownstone. (Messy Nessy, 1/29/13)
Bakery bag held explosives used in Central Park blastThe explosives used in the 2016 Central Park blast that left a teen without a foot were packed in a clear bakery bag, authorities revealed Tuesday, the two-year anniversary of the crime, as they asked for the public’s help in the case. (NY Post, 7/3/18)
Yuan Cuts the Noodle Loose in the East VillageJust 11 months after opening in the East Village, Yuan Noodle has served its last rice noodles. (Grub Street, 7/5/18)
First Look For LeFrak’s Cantilevering 31 West 57th StreetThe rendering shows a relatively tall glass skyscraper, shorter than the Solow Building, with a noticeable cantilever starting several floors above street level on the eastern side. (NY YIMBY, 7/5/18)
Existing Conditions Brings Modernist Cocktails and Casual Vibe to the Heart of Greenwich VillageExisting Conditions, the new bar from the mixology dream team of Dave Arnold (Booker and Dax), Don Lee (formerly of PDT and Ssäm Bar), and Greg Boehm (founder of Cocktail Kingdom), is finally opening its doors next Monday. (Grub Street, 7/5/18)
Woman Beaten and Bitten in Attempted Rape on Central Park West, Police SayA 37-year-old woman was injured fighting off a man who was trying to rip off her clothes around 11 p.m. on July 4. (West Side Rag, 7/5/18)
Corinna and Theresa Williams pair laundromat and cafe at Celsious in BrooklynSisters Corinna and Theresa Williams have designed a laundromat in New York to include lounge areas and a coffee shop, as a welcoming alternative to other coin-operated wash places common across the city. (dezeen, 6/30/18)
Feds eye land for replacement Gowanus pool that city already set aside for housingThe Feds are eyeing space at public-housing complex Wyckoff Gardens for the temporary pool, but the city already set aside land there for two forthcoming towers filled with affordable and market-rate housing. (Brooklyn Paper, 7/3/18)
Is Brooklyn Heights’ Long-Awaited Hotel Bossert Reboot Ready to Open?Built in 1909, the hotel at 98 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights is a survivor from the neighborhood’s days as a busy hotel destination spot and social hub. (Brownstoner, 7/5/18)
Following Suspicious Fire, Gowanus Coalition Launches Petition To Landmark Bowne StorehouseFollowing last month’s fire at the S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse, the Gowanus Landmarking Coalition has increased its efforts to save the building from demolition by launching a petition. (Bklyner, 7/2/18)
Roberta’s Nears Deal for New Restaurant in Williamsburg’s Domino Complex, Developer SaysIt would be in the shiny new 250 Kent Ave. property (Eater, 7/3/18)
Williamsburg condo’s moldy AC unit gave our kid legionnaires’ disease: suitA young family is suing a hip condo building in the trendy neighborhood, alleging their 13-month-old son and his mom caught legionnaires’ disease from the property’s moldy, contaminated air conditioning system. (NY Post, 7/3/18)
ShopRite makes debut in the BronxVillage Super Market says store’s offerings reflect community input. (Supermarket News, 7/5/18)
Inspired Renderings Revealed for 1508 Avenue Z, Sheepshead BayThe post-war Japanese Metabolism movement, a style that integrated organic material and architecture, was what inspired the 16-story building’s distinctive look. (NY YIMBY, 7/4/18)
Watch Firework-Armed Woman Storm Crown Heights BlockInstagram video posted on the Fourth of July shows a woman shooting fireworks at people standing outside a Crown Heights liquor store. (Patch, 7/5/18)
Activist who climbed Statue of Liberty not sorry for forcing evacuationThe Staten Island woman who scaled the Statue of Liberty on July 4 — putting emergency responders at risk and forcing tourists and New Yorkers off the icon on one of its busiest days — showed no remorse Thursday as the feds hit her with criminal charges. (NY Post, 7/5/18)
Chinatown’s ‘Hop Shing’ Restaurant Returns After 6-Month HiatusHop Shing restaurant in Chatham Square reopened on Monday after an extended five-month hiatus. (Bowery Boogie, 7/5/18)
Cops responding to assault call find 4 people shot in BrooklynFour people were shot in front of a Brooklyn apartment building early Thursday morning, police said. (NY Post, 7/5/18)
New 151-key Hilton hotel coming to JamaicaBuilding will be located close to JFK Airport at 97-18 Sutphin Boulevard (The Real Deal, 7/3/18)
‘Up to Lexington, One, Two, Five’Camilo José Vergara takes his camera to the intersection Lou Reed sang about in 1967. (CityLab, 7/3/18)
Judge Tells Madonna To Stop Bugging Her Upper West Side NeighborsA judge ruled the star needs to stop "harassing" neighbors while trying to fight a change in her lease, the New York Post reported. (Patch, 7/3/18)
Dead of AIDS and Forgotten in Potter’s FieldIn an untold chapter of the AIDS epidemic, scores of unclaimed bodies were buried in a remote spot on Hart Island. How many exactly remains unclear. (New York Times, 7/3/18)
30 Hudson Yards Officially Tops Out 1,296 Feet Above Street LevelWhile some steel remains to be installed before the crown is fully complete, the significance of this is akin to the topping of the spire of a cathedral. (NY YIMBY, 7/3/18)
Take a Peek Inside Cafe MadelaineCafe Madelaine is a new French cafe located on the corner of Coles and Second Street. (Jersey City Upfront, 7/3/18)
Neustadt Collection of Tiffany GlassThe world’s largest collection of Tiffany glass sits in a warehouse in Queens. (Atlas Obscura, 7/3/18)
New York State Pavilion in Queens struggling to make comebackThe 54-year-old Queens relic needs significant structural work, and bids have thus far been deemed unviable by the parks department. (amNY, 7/1/18)
Permits Filed for 86 Starr Street, BushwickPermits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 86 Starr Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. (NY YIMBY, 7/5/18)
New Renderings Revealed for The Oakman Phase II, Jersey CityPhase II, located at 175 2nd Street, replaces a private parking lot with frontage on both 2nd Street and Marin Blvd. (NY YIMBY, 7/3/18)
Family Of Girl, 17, Killed In Queens Crash Calls For Routine Retesting Of Senior DriversA family in Queens has called for the regular retesting of drivers over the age of 80 after a teenager was hit and killed while crossing the street last week. (CBS New York, 7/2/18)
Throggs Neck Finally Gets a Farmers MarketEvery Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm through November 13th you can drop by the Northeast Bronx Community Farmers Market Project at Preston High School on Schurz Avenue right for some super fresh and local produce. (Welcome 2 the Bronx, 7/2/18)
Man pistol whips parking attendant, steals carPolice are on the hunt for a man who pistol whipped a parking garage attendant and stole an SUV in Rego Park. (Queens Chronicle, 7/2/18)
‘Billionaires’ Row’ residents sue city to block homeless shelterResidents of Manhattan’s “Billionaires’ Row” filed a lawsuit against the city on Monday in an attempt to stop a homeless shelter opening in their Midtown neighborhood. (NY Post, 7/2/18)
5 shot in 2 a.m. attack in Jersey CityJust after 2 a.m., police responded to the area of Lexington Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard, where they found two victims with gunshot wounds. (NJ.com, 7/2/18)
2 Hurt When Awning Falls off Brooklyn BuildingTwo pedestrians were injured in Brooklyn when an awning fell off a building in Bay Ridge, fire officials say. (WNBC, 7/2/18)
Chipotle Inks Lease in Journal SquareChipotle joins Flatbread Grill, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, and 24-Hour Fitness, to name a few, at Journal Square. (Jersey Digs, 7/2/18)
Second Murder of the Year in East New YorkAround 9:30 pm on Thursday, June 28, police responded to a 911 call of an assault at the corner of Pitkin and Montauk Avenues. (Bklyner, 6/29/18)
True Love Always: A Little Bit Of Rock ‘N’ Roll In Windsor TerraceTrue Love Always sells a meticulously curated mix of vinyl records, vintage clothing, home design, and gift items. (Bklyner, 6/29/18)
As rents rise, ubiquitous food chains are closing stores in Manhattan (and nationally)British grab-and-go food chain Pret A Manger announced Friday it was closing three stores in Manhattan. (The Real Deal, 7/1/18)
Behind Lincoln Center’s White Travertine Facade: Infighting and IndecisionAt a time of struggle for performing arts organizations, Lincoln Center’s efforts have been complicated by abrupt changes in leadership. (New York Times, 7/1/18)
Alleged armed robber dies after jumping onto subway tracks to evade copsA suspect in the armed robbery of a Bronx bodega early Sunday ran up a stairway to an elevated subway station as he tried to evade cops pursuing him – then jumped on the tracks, where he touched the third rail and died, police said. (NY Post, 7/1/18)
Woman stabbed to death while getting her phone repairedA woman getting her phone repaired in a Harlem store was murdered by a man who walked in, stabbed her three times and calmly walked right out again just after noon Saturday. (NY Post, 7/1/18)
These New York City beaches are teeming with fecal bacteriaThe filthy surf plagued the roughly mile-long stretch covered by Kiddie, Manhattan and Kingsborough Community College beaches, which are concentrated around Rockaway Inlet. (NY Post, 6/30/18)
Posh school’s plan to segregate students by race draws parents’ ireParents are irate over a plan to segregate students by race at the celebrity-friendly Little Red School House in the West Village. (NY Post, 6/30/18)
Bank robber gets away with nearly $14K in BrooklynA Brooklyn bank bandit who threatened to shoot a teller made off with nearly $14,000 in a Friday heist, police said. (NY Post, 6/30/18)
New Public Art Coming to Riverside Park SouthViewfinding, a sculptural installation from Brooklyn-based artist Sarah E. Brook, will take over Riverside Park at 66th Street in September, in partnership with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. (West Side Rag, 6/30/18)
5 of the Quaintest Dead End Streets Off Brooklyn’s Flatbush Avenue: Chester CourtBuilt by Peter J. Collins in 1911, after the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and the expansion of transportation lines, the court attracted many of middle-class families looking to purchase a home on a quiet street with a strong sense of place. (Untapped Cities, 6/29/18)
Man shot during dispute at West Brighton intersectionThe 35-year-old victim suffered a gunshot wound to the right hand at about 1:15 a.m., near the corner of Broadway and Henderson Avenue, according to an NYPD spokesman. (SI Live, 7/1/18)
The Dead Rabbit bar to reopen ‘as soon as possible,’ owners sayThe award-winning bar and restaurant was damaged in a two-alarm fire on Sunday. (amNY, 7/3/18)
Man Arrested For Menacing Family With Knife at PATH StationA man pulled a knife out on a PATH train after another man bumped into him, authorities said — in an incident that caused some commuters to run from the station. (WNBC, 6/30/18)
2 boats catch fire at Jersey City marina, authorities sayTwo boats caught fire late Friday night at the Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City officials said. (NJ.com, 6/30)
They Played Dominoes Outside Their Apartment For Decades. Then The White People Moved In And Police Started Showing Up.“This used to be a bad neighborhood.” Two areas of New York City that have recently gentrified have a corresponding high rate of quality-of-life complaints, which sometimes draw the police. (Buzzfeed, 6/29/18)
Central Park Cyclist Injured In Crash With Garbage Truck Driver Two Days After Car BanTwo days after cars were officially banned from Central Park, a cyclist was injured in an early-morning collision with a garbage truck driver. (Gothamist, 6/29/18)
Tour the Abandoned Ridgewood ReservoirBuilt in 1859 and then decommissioned in the 1980s, the reservoir has since been overtaken by nature and provides a perfect case study of ecological succession. (Untapped Cities, 6/26/18)
Construction Tour: 21 E 12Façade installation is nearing completion at William Macklowe Company's 21 E 12, the 22-story residential condo tower in Greenwich Village. (Field Condition, 6/29/18)
Lowe’s receives approval for 100K sf store in QueensThe hardware giant will replace a Macy's and cinema at the Ashkenazy-owned site (The Real Deal, 6/28/18)
12th suspect in ‘Junior’ killing charged with murderThe 13th person arrested in the death of a 15-year-old boy killed at a Bronx bodega was charged in New York on Tuesday. (PIX 11, 7/17/18)
The Noah Bigelow House - 13 Commerce StreetThe 1826 ironwork survives, and outwardly the house looks little different than it did in 1887 when James Bonesteel raised the roof. (Daytonian in Manhattan, 6/29/18)
As Locals Protest, Developers in Two Bridges Area Float $40 Million Subway Station UpgradeAt the top of the list: improvements in the East Broadway Subway Station, including a new entrance at Rutgers and Madison streets, estimated to cost about $40 million. (The Lo-Down, 6/25/18)
At Cafe Dushanbe, a Chef Stays True to His Tajik RootsThe nations of Central Asia share many dishes, but there is one that belongs to Tajikistan alone: kurutob, made of shredded fatir (multilayer flatbread), salad and a dressing of kurut, salty sun-dried yogurt balls dissolved in hot water. (NY Times, 6/21/18)
Upper West Side apartment building sells for $66 millionA double apartment building on the southeast corner of Broadway and West 97th Street has been sold for $66 million. (NY Post, 6/28/18)
Malaysian Coffee Shop, Kopitiam, is Now Open at 151 East BroadwayThere’s plenty of room in the new space, including a big community table, several small tables and a counter looking out on the hustle and bustle of East Broadway. (The Lo-Down, 6/27/18)
Staten Island man arrested for pounding stepdad to death with his fistsCops arrested a Staten Island man Thursday after he beat his stepfather to death, officials said. (NY Daily News, 6/28/18)
JR Exhibition Opens on the Lower East Side ThursdayOn Thursday evening, he’ll debut his new full-scale exhibition at Galerie Perrotin, 130 Orchard St. (The Lo-Down, 6/26/18)
Dewey Dufresne’s BYGGYZ is Closing, While Search For New Investors ContinuesDufresne is hoping to find new investors for BYGGYZ, which has earned strong reviews since opening in September of 2017. (The Lo-Down, 6/22/18)
Restaurant launches new brand of pizza on Staten IslandSteve's brand of pizza, brought into this world in 2000, might best be described as a pan pie with a crunchy crust that's on the thick side. (SI Live, 6/27/18)
“Vitre” at 302 East 96th Street Officially Tops Out on the Upper East SideVitre, located at 302 East 96th Street stands 21 stories tall and will eventually contain 48 condominium residences. (NY YIMBY, 6/28/18)
Kanye West, who plans to become “one of the biggest real estate developers of all time,” takes loss on Soho condoAspiring real estate mogul Kanye West just sold his Soho condo to another resident in the building for $3 million — unloading the unit for slightly less than he paid for it. (The Real Deal, 6/28/18)
Union Square tech hub rezoning gets mixed reviews at City Council hearingSupporters and detractors of the proposed training center on 14th Street showed up for the hearing (Curbed, 7/10/18, Photo: Google)
The Frick’s expansion gets Landmarks Preservation Commission approvalDespite the resounding approval from Commissioners, many preservationists remain divided over the expansion. (Curbed, 6/26/18)
At last, Central Park is permanently car-freePedestrians and cyclists now rule the park’s loop drives. (Curbed, 6/27/18)
Arrest is made in fatal shooting on Jersey City streetA person has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man on a Jersey City street Tuesday night, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office said in a tweet Friday. (NJ.com, 6/29/18)
Get To The Iconic 116-Year-Old Glaser's Bake Shop Before It Closes ForeverStill run by the Glaser family, the Yorkville bakery announced in March that they would be closing, and have since seen lines out the door. (Gothamist, 6/27/18)
City orders removal of Brooklyn parking lot after 4-year-old killedThe Department of Buildings is coming down on the illegal parking lot in Brooklyn where a 4-year-old girl was struck and killed. (WABC, 7/7/18)
A Brooklyn Favorite for Jamaican Food Beats the OddsWhen its old building was demolished to make way for a new apartment building, the owners found a bigger, brighter space a few blocks down the street. (New York Times, 6/26/18)
Deadly brawl in Brooklyn building sparked by marijuana saleA Brooklyn man shot dead earlier this month was killed in a drug deal gone wrong, police said Tuesday. (NY Daily News, 6/24/18)
Tour: Swiss InstituteConstruction has wrapped up at the new East Village home of the Swiss Institute, a New York-based non profit dedicated to contemporary art. (Field Condition, 6/25/18)
Is Don Wagyu’s Steak Sandwich Worth the Hundred-and-Eighty-Dollar Price Tag?The financial district restaurant serves its katsu sando with a pickle and nori-dusted fries, and it takes about as much time to eat as a hot dog. (The New Yorker, 7/30/18)
Study shows many aging New York City parks have infrastructure problemsHolcombe Rucker Park on W. 155th St. in Harlem hasn't had a major renovation since 1993. (NY Daily News, 6/26/18)
Room With Quite a View: Danny Meyer’s ManhattaIt’s worth going at least for a drink at the commanding 40-foot black walnut bar, which, like the restaurant, has sweeping views of the city and New Jersey. (New York Times, 7/17/18)
Permits Filed for Storage Facility at 2036 Webster Avenue, East TremontPermits filed for 2036 Webster Avenue reveal a new, four-story self-storage building coming to the East Tremont neighborhood of The Bronx. (NY YIMBY, 6/20/18)
Watch: How to Eat Pho Like a ProJimmy Ly, chef-owner of Madame Vo in Manhattan’s East Village, is here to breakdown the rice-noodle commandments. (First We Feast, 6/17/18)
They Started School Afraid of the Water. Now They Are Saving Lives.Grover Cleveland High School in Queens has earned a reputation for training many of the lifeguards who work summers at New York City pools and public beaches. (New York Times, 6/18/18)
Leonelli Taberna Opens in NoMadA sweep of bar and nicely set tables in a bright room with brown accents are ready for the chef’s take on Italian food. (New York Times, 6/19/18)
How to Enjoy Brooklyn’s Prospect ParkThe 585-acre oasis remains a beautiful respite from the bustle of city life, 151 years after it opened. Summer is its best season. (NY Times, 6/19/18, Photo: cgc76/Flickr)
Stabbing on Bronx River Parkway leaves boy, 14, critically injuredA group of attackers chased a 14-year-old boy onto the Bronx River Parkway and repeatedly knifed him in the chest Monday afternoon, leaving him critically injured, police said. (NY Daily News, 6/18/18)
Bronx Museum of the Arts Hires New DirectorDeborah Cullen, director of the Wallach Gallery at Columbia University, will be the next director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts. (New York Times, 6/19/18)
Hotel Group Says Chelsea Guitars Can StayChelsea Guitars owner Dan Courtenay will remain behind the counter at his beloved 224 W. 23rd St. store, having signed a lease that locks in the current rent until 2021. (Chelsea Now, 6/19/18)
Discovering the Art of CraftBehind every great restaurant is a finely tuned team — and hours and hours and hours of work. A New York Times photographer shadowed the staff at the chef Tom Colicchio’s Manhattan flagship. (New York Times, 6/19/18, Photo: @craft_newyork/Instagram)
24 hours at my local Dunkin’ DonutsThe Dunkin’ sits in a perfect in-between space, equidistant from the very-gentrified bars and cafes of Franklin Ave. and the not-quite-gentrified takeout joints and discount stores over on Utica. (The Outline, 6/18/18)
Prisoners Endure A Nightmare 'Gulag' In Lower Manhattan, Hidden In Plain SightHalf a block behind Manhattan’s federal courthouse, two blocks from City Hall, three blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge, and less than a mile from the hustle-and-bustle of Wall Street, sits a detention center that has been condemned by a United Nations human rights expert for exposing its inmates to conditions akin to torture. (Gothamist, 6/19/18, Photo: Bing)
Man Sentenced For Assaulting Homeless Man And Streaming Attack On Facebook LiveKing began by tormenting the “visibly intoxicated victim” according to the investigation, taking money out of the victim’s pocket, tossing it to the floor, and holding the elevator doors shut, trapping the victim inside for several minutes. (Bklyner, 6/18/18, Photo: Google)
Cyclist dies after fall from bike path on Manhattan BridgeA cyclist died when he fell and hit his head on a support beam on the Manhattan Bridge, police said Monday. (NY Post, 6/18/18)
Woodside Library Receives $6.5 Million For Renovation WorkThe Woodside Library will soon undergo a massive redesign, as officials announced the allocation of $6.5 million for renovation work at the center. (Sunnyside Post, 6/18/18, Photo: Google)
Cat sanctuary struggling to provide care after water shut offOperators of a feline sanctuary say they are struggling to care for their 22 “Island Cats” after the corporation that controls utilities on the island cut off the facility’s water. (NY Post, 6/18/18)
What’s That White Thing on 56 Leonard?The perforated white whatsit was hoisted up to the balcony on June 3, then subsequently unwrapped. (Tribeca Citizen, 6/19/18)
Permits Filed for 173 Lefferts Place, Bedford-StuyvesantThe development will pair with 171 Lefferts Place, for which permits were filed last month. (NY YIMBY, 6/19/18)
Una Pizza Napoletana Sets a High BarAdmirably ambitious small plates and thrilling desserts complement wood-fired pizza by the self-taught pizzaiolo Anthony Mangieri. (New Yorker, 6/25/18)
Manhattan’s First Carl’s Jr. Location Shutters After Less Than 5 MonthsThe burger chain’s Midtown West location opened in February with much fanfare. (Eater, 6/18/18)
Watch: How Salty, Chewy Taffy Is Made by HandHow to Make It visits Brooklyn’s Salty Road to stretch and pull pounds of taffy into 1,400 pieces of candy. (Eater, 6/18/18, Photo: @saltyroad/Instagram)
A Tulum-Inspired Taqueria Is Headed for Union SquareThe Gerber Group (Mr. Purple, the Campbell) is opening a taqueria at 201 Park Avenue South at 17th Street, serving up tacos, tequila, and mezcal in the 1,600-square-foot space. (6/18/18, Eater)
Behold Kish-Kash, Einat Admony’s Ambitious New Couscous RestaurantLabor-intensive Moroccan couscous is now front and center at Admony’s bright new restaurant. (Eater, 6/18/18)
Residents sound alarm over ferry company's plan for Hoboken piersOver 400 people crowded inside a Hoboken auditorium on Wednesday night to sound off on a plan to turn the old Union Dry Dock property into a fueling and maintenance station for ferry company NY Waterway, with an overwhelming number of those in attendance urging federal officials to reject the proposal. (NJ.com, 7/19/18)
See Inside Cole Porter's New York City TownhouseThe songwriter's former home in Manhattan recently sold for $4.8 million. (6/18/18, Town & Country)
Huge Woodside residential complex rejected by Queens CBCommunity Board 2 has voted to reject the developer’s bid for a zoning variance that would allow for the 561-unit project (6/12/18, Curbed)
Thieves wanted for stealing $10,000 in designer watches from Queens Center storePolice need the public’s help in tracking down two crooks who swiped thousands of dollars in designer watches from a store at Elmhurst’s Queens Center Mall. (6/17/18, Qns.com)
Saying goodbye to the old Essex Street MarketA stroll through today’s Essex Street Market is still a comforting visit to an older Manhattan (6/14/18, Curbed, Photo: @essexstreetmarket/Instagram)
How Corey Johnson, City Council Speaker, Spends His Sundays: L&M DeliIt’s been there for almost 40 years. That’s how I get my day going, with the largest iced coffee you’ve ever seen. (6/15/18, New York Times)
4 hurt after shooting outside lounge in Greenwich VillageAuthorities say three people were shot and another was injured outside a Greenwich Village hookah lounge early Sunday. (6/17/18, WABC, Photo: Google)
Untrodden Broadway: The Hidden Gems of a World-Famous StreetBeyond the Battery and the Great White Way lies Broadway’s less-traveled northern stretch: Manhattan’s Inwood section. (New York Times)
In Astoria, Lining Up for the Souvlaki LadyThe Souvlaki Lady, a.k.a. Elpida Vasiliadis, has been a fixture on the corner of 33rd Street and Ditmars Boulevard for 28 years. (6/13/18, New York Times)
Harvey Keitel's 13-year-old son assaulted in lower ManhattanTough guy actor Harvey Keitel’s teenage son Roman was beaten up in Tribeca by teens who demanded he get off his bicycle, police sources said Wednesday. (6/13/18, NY Daily News)
Eight Firefighters Suspended After FDNY Finds 'Disturbing Video' Of Drunken BrawlEight members of the FDNY were reportedly suspended for participating in a drunken firefighter-on-firefighter brawl outside a Bronx bar over the weekend. (Gothamist)
Williamsburg's South 4th Bar Closing As Landlord 'Seeks Gross Amount Of Rent'"Unfortunately, the Sauron of the small business world, greed, has ensnared us in its shadow." (Gothamist)
Teachers, students tell ‘real story’ behind fatal classroom stabbingThe story received substantial coverage, but his teachers and friends say the media missed the real story. (New York Post)
New City Proposal Limiting Food Vendors Near WTC Is ‘Islamophobic,’ Advocates SayThe bill would get rid of 22 street vendors, 18 of which are Muslim. (6/14/18, Eater)
Not That Long Ago, New York City Really Was Run From a Smoke-filled BackroomAs late as 1989, an undemocratic entity called the Board of Estimate made the city’s key decisions. When it was banned, a new political era was born. (6/14/18, New York Magazine)
Renderings Revealed for 123 Hope Street, WilliamsburgThree years after construction started, the building is finally nearing completion. (6/12/18, NY YIMBY)
Construction Tour: 53 W 53Curtain wall installation is nearing completion at Jean Nouvel's 53W53 tower in Midtown. (6/13/18, Field Condition)
Craigslist founder gives CUNY journalism school $20 millionCraigslist founder Craig Newmark donated $20 million to fund programs at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism — and to honor his gift the school is changing its name. (The Daily News, Photo: Google)
Campion HouseIn 1984 Campion House was converted to apartments. In stark contrast to the sympathetic architectural alterations that were made in 1931, the Thomas Graham's stately mansard roof was brutally butchered to provide an additional story. (6/12/18, Daytonian in Manhattan)
Basketball Court Could Be Closed for YearsGrand Canal Court, the park at the northeast corner of Canal and Sixth Ave., is likely to be closed for a while, possibly up to nearly four years. (Tribeca Citizen, Photo: Google)
New Target stores planned for Kings Highway worry small businessesBklyner reported in 2016 that many residents and business owners were unhappy with the Midwood Target coming to the neighborhood after national chains such as TJ Maxx, Starbucks and Chipotle established stores in the area. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
From the ‘Queens Riviera’ to Robert Moses: The history of Rockaway BeachThe Rockaways ushered Henry Hudson into the New World; Walt Whitman into paradise; Hog Island into oblivion; and the Transatlantic Flight into existence. (6sqft)
Tenants in flux on Park Slope's Fifth AvenueA Korean restaurant called The Haenyeo is moving to 239 Fifth Ave., into the corner space Le Pain Quotidien vacated. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
Correcting decades-old ‘Verrazano’ typo could cost $350,000State Sen. Marty Golden is sponsoring legislation that could correct the spelling of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge by adding an extra “z” for the explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano’s name — a move that could prove costly. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
Man shot in the arm Saturday morning in Jersey City, authorities sayThe incident occurred near New Street and Ocean Avenue at about 1:30 a.m., city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said. (NJ.com)
Offered $54 Million for Air Rights, Co-op Says ‘No Thanks’The developer wanted to build two extra-tall towers adjoining the former Bialystoker Center & Home for the Aged, next to the Seward Park Cooperative. (New York Times)
Permits Filed for 89 West End Avenue, Manhattan BeachPermits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 89 West End Avenue in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. (NY YIMBY)
Construction Tour: One Vanderbilt

Construction continues at One Vanderbilt, SL Green's 58-story future supertall tower on a site adjacent to New York's Grand Central Terminal. (Field Condition, 7/31/18)

Body Found Floating Near Kings Plaza MarinaFDNY units removed the body of a 55-year old man from the water and EMS transported the victim to Beth Israel hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. (6/11/18, Bklyner)
Requiem for the Irrepressible ‘Mayor’ of West 83rd StreetMr. Coleman lived in a six-story apartment building on the block, between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, and could often be found on its stoop smoking his Marlboro reds and sipping on a Bacardi and Coke. (New York Times)
Man set apartment on fire after catching girlfriend cheatingThe skeletal recreation of Pier 52, an abandoned industrial shed that once jutted into the waters next to the High Line, will rise courtesy of the Whitney Museum, artist David Hammon, and a recent legislative victory in the New York State Senate. (Architects Newspaper, Photo: Google)
David Adjaye reveals new renderings for Financial District towerUnlike many of its glass-clad contemporaries, dark, angled concrete panels as being used for the building’s facade, which Adjaye described to the Times as acting to break up rainwater running down the face of the building. (Architects Newspaper, Photo: @130William/Instagram)
Carmenta's Italian Specialties is Not Your Typical Corner DeliThe Rigatoni pasta dish is their number one pasta entree, featuring a spicy vodka sauce, guanicale, and grana pandano. (Bushwick Daily)
What to Order at Bunna Cafe: a Vegan Ethiopian Spot Perfect for GroupsHead to Bunna for quality vegan Ethiopian food and quality time with friends. (Bushwick Daily)
The Health Department Slaps Bushwick Developer with Extensive Violations Near Morgan L Train StopAll Year Management, the developer of a planned luxury boutique hotel at 71 White Street, continues to ignore the pools of standing water on the site that pose a public health hazard. (Bushwick Daily)
New Parks Sprout Around New YorkDomino Park, an inventive six-acre, quarter-mile stretch on the East River by the Williamsburg Bridge, for example, has a new road cutting through it. (New York Times)
Man riding dirt bike struck, killed in ManhattanA man is dead after he rear-ended a van while traveling down a Manhattan street on a dirt bike Saturday night. (Pix11)
Construction Tour: 30 WarrenSuperstructure has topped out at Cape Advisors' 30 Warren, a 12-story condo building in Tribeca. (6/8/18, Field Condition)
Saving the Merchant’s House MuseumNew development threatens the 200-year-old home, a living link to New York’s past. (Curbed)
How Bourdain Helped Xi’an Famous Foods’s Immigrant Owners Live the American DreamOf all the restaurants in New York City, Xi’an Famous Foods may have benefited the most from an Anthony Bourdain endorsement. (Eater, Photo: @xianfoods/Instagram)
Barney Greengrass Remembers Bourdain, Who Called It ‘Best Breakfast in the Universe’Bourdain’s regular order included Novia Scotia lox and an egg scramble. (Eater)
Brooklyn apartment fire kills a mother and adult son after erupting in garbage bagA fast-moving fire killed a mom and her son after erupting in a trash bag in their Brooklyn apartment early Wednesday, officials said. (NY Daily News)
Pill Bottles Beside the Dead Shared a Doctor’s NameIn 2017, after a lengthy investigation, the police arrived at Dr. Choy’s office and found it in shambles, with folders, papers and garbage strewn across the floor. (New York Times)
New Hyatt Place Hotel at 350 West 39th Street Tops OutDeveloped by New York hotelier Sam Chang, a new 180,000-square-foot Hyatt Place has officially topped-out, yielding one of the largest hospitality developments in the Garment District and Times Square neighborhoods of Midtown, Manhattan. (NY YIMBY)
Upper East Side dentist gets jail-free deal in sex abuse caseThe dentist tried to yank the 24-year-old man's pants off despite his repeated shouts of "No! No! No!" according the criminal complaint. (NY Daily News)
Nathan's Famous sues fired hot dog vendor for selling wieners from 'Natten's Famous' cartA fired Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs vendor is in hot water for operating a “Natten’s Famous Hot Dog” cart at Central Park South and Sixth Ave. (NY Daily News)
In 'Huge Turnaround Story,' a Peck Slip Park Plan That People LikeThis month, city Parks Department officials and their designers revealed a reimagined look for the .65-acre stretch between South and Water Streets. (Tribeca Trib)
The Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza Now OpenHours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday through Oct. 30. (6/8/18, Tribeca Trib)
At Davelle, a Son of Hokkaido Puts Luxury in ReachOden, a wintry Japanese stew that dates back centuries, is traditionally served with all the ingredients crowded in a single bowl. (New York Times)
Some Pension Funds Profit From New York Real Estate. Why Don’t the City’s?The ownership of 55 Water by the Alabama pensions is a reminder of how differently, and at times purposely inefficiently, the city’s retirement systems carry out their task of investing. (6/6/18, New York Times)
Judge Halts Deportation Of Detained New York Pizza Delivery ManA federal judge in New York City has halted, for now, the deportation of a pizza delivery man at least until a hearing on July 20. (NPR)
Rendering Revealed for 110 East 16th Street by Union SquareThe current structure, a nine-story parking garage, may be one of the few in the area whose demolition won’t cause a stir. (NY YIMBY)
After 3 decades of serving Hoboken, supermarket closing its doorsJimenez has decided it's time to call it quits after the business has not been as profitable as recent years. (NJ.com)
See the transformation of Williamsburg’s Domino ParkThe waterfront open space debuts this week. (Curbed)
Vanishing: Caffe Vivaldi"With heavy hearts we announce the upcoming closure of Caffe Vivaldi and the conclusion of our 35-year run at this magical room on 32 Jones Street in our beloved West Village." (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)
Brooklyn TaxidermyAt this hidden studio, the dying art of taxidermy is alive and well. (Atlas Obscura)
Venetian RoomThis lavish room at NYC's French Embassy is a rare relic from the end of the Gilded Age. (Atlas Obscura)
10-Unit Building Planned Where 19th Century Building Once StoodAs Jersey City continues to become home to more modern residential developments, some of the city’s oldest structures are being torn down in order to clear the way. (Jersey Digs)
Permits Filed for 61, 63, 65, and 67 Thompson Street, StapletonThe 48-foot tall buildings will yield a combined 16,880 square feet, with 13,980 square feet dedicated to residential use. (6/5/18, NY YIMBY)
Teacher arrested after ‘horse play’ turns into real fight with students“It began as innocent horse place and rough housing” between Guerrero and a 16-year-old boy, a law enforcement source said, “that turned into fight.” (New York Post)
One Vanderbilt to 1 WTC: My view’s $5 nicer than yoursSL Green says average ticket price for observatory will be $39 (The Real Deal)
See What Was Found In The Gowanus Canal During The 4th Street Basin DredgingOn Monday afternoon, the EPA presented some of the debris construction crews have recently excavated from the bottom of the Gowanus Canal during the pilot dredging project at the 4th Street Turning Basin. (Bklyner)
7 New Rooftop Bars Where You Can Soak Up Summer in New York City: ElsewhereWhile the warehouse venue celebrated its opening in the fall, its rooftop officially opened for business over Memorial Day weekend. (Vogue)
7 New Rooftop Bars Where You Can Soak Up Summer in New York City: Arlo SohoViews of the Hudson River pair nicely with a new cocktail menu curated by Employees Only's Milos Zica. (Vogue, Photo: Arlohotels/Instagram)
7 New Rooftop Bars Where You Can Soak Up Summer in New York City: Broken ShakerOnce you're in, sip on The Smillie, a healthier take on a cocktail with turmeric and juice, or a Cocoa Puff Old Fashioned, if you're feeling nostalgic. (Vogue)
7 New Rooftop Bars Where You Can Soak Up Summer in New York City: OpheliaSituated on the 26th floor of The Beekman Tower in Midtown East, Ophelia's secluded roof space is the ideal setting for a mezcal drink that comes with real smoke. (Vogue)
Sausages for the Grill From a Popular Brooklyn ButcherThe Meat Hook, a shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, now sells several styles of sausage throughout the borough and beyond. (6/5/18, New York Times)
86th Street station in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, getting an elevator by 2020$1.4 billion has been allocated to make a total 26 stations accessible. (amNY, Photo: Google)
Club Lust in Brooklyn shuts downThe popular Club Lust in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood has shut its doors. (6/5/18, News 12)
Designer Kate Spade Found Dead In Upper East Side ApartmentFashion designer Kate Spade was found dead today in her Upper East Side apartment, according to multiple reports. She was 55. (Gothamist)
Lord & Taylor to close storied flagship on Fifth AvenueLord & Taylor is abandoning plans to keep a store in the Fifth Avenue flagship it is selling, as the chain’s owner closes more stores and focuses on online sales. (Associated Press, 6/5/18)
Police hunt man who stole chain off elderly man’s neck in Sunset ParkPolice are searching for a man who stole a chain off the neck of a 73-year-old man on 48th Street in Sunset Park on May 27. (Brooklyn Daily)
Man Tased after wild brawl outside funeral homeA wild brawl erupted outside a Harlem funeral home on Monday, leading to the arrest of two people – one who was Tased by a cop, police and witnesses said. (NY Post)
Urban Living Enhanced: 240 Central Park SouthIn October 1977 The New York Times architectural critic Paul Goldberger put together his list of "The City's Top 10 Apartment Buildings." At the top of the list was 240 Central Park South. (Daytonian in Manhattan)
Teenage slasher slices 16-year-old boy's shoulder outside Bronx middle schoolA teenage slasher sliced open a fellow teen’s shoulder as he stepped out of a Bronx middle school Monday, cops said. (NY Daily News)
Construction Making Headway at 805 Washington Avenue, Crown HeightsThe building is now expected to become a nine-story residential, part of a revision to the permits made in April of this year. (NY YIMBY)
Penthouse Sale in Chelsea Sets Downtown RecordA penthouse at the Getty, a brand-new boutique condominium hugging the High Line in West Chelsea, sold for $59.06 million, setting a downtown record. (New York Times)
Developer, senior citizen trade accusations in dispute over home saleThe First Street property is the last lot real-estate developer Peter Mocco needs to build an apartment building in Downtown Jersey City. (NJ.com, Photo: Google)
Permits Filed for 510 Driggs Avenue, WilliamsburgThe lot is currently vacant, meaning construction can start as soon as permits are approved. It is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2020. (NY YIMBY, Photo: Google)
One Seaport Nears Topping Out in The Financial DistrictFaçade installation has reached the 24th floor, right before the mechanical rooms on floors 25-26. (NY YIMBY)
Building a Community in Brooklyn’s BackyardsIn 1983, neighbors on an unusual block agreed to create a more open, shared space behind their homes. What they built remains a special slice of nature in a bustling city. (CityLab, Photo: Google)
The rogue world of one of New York’s major trash haulers.The headquarters of Sanitation Salvage, one of the largest private trash haulers in New York City, is a squat brick building that sits unremarkably amid the garbage dumps and razor wire of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. (ProPublica, Photo: Googla)
Construction Update: Apple Fifth AvenueThe iconic glass cube has returned at the future home of Apple's expanded Fifth Avenue flagship store. (Field Condition)
Jersey City Enacts New Rooftop Bar Rules Along Pedestrian PlazaAs part of an effort to stem the tide of nighttime noise along Newark Avenue, Jersey City recently passed new regulations that will limit the hours of operation for rooftop bars along the Downtown pedestrian plaza. (Jersey Digs)
At Lahi, Filipino Dishes, Classic and Idiosyncratic AlikeAt Lahi, a Filipino restaurant in Elmhurst, Queens, breakfasts called silogs — including meat, fried eggs, achara (pickles) and garlic rice — are presented on banana leaves until early afternoon. (New York Times)
Burmese Cuisine, a New York Rarity, at Rangoon SpoonAt Rangoon Spoon in Gravesend, Brooklyn, one of the chef Amy Tun’s specialties is shan tofu, made not with soybeans but with chickpea flour. (New York Times)
The Yuji Ramen Chef Has Opened an Actually Affordable, Exciting Sushi RestaurantWith just nine seats, it’s very small and, if Okonomi is any indication, will be very popular. (Grub Street)
An Online Agitator, a Social Media Exposé and the Fallout in BrooklynMekelburg’s, a grocery and cafe in Brooklyn, had to counter a spontaneous social-media campaign against it, after a HuffPost profile linked the establishment to a prolific right-wing Twitter user who posts under the name @AmyMek. (New York Times)
Frenchette’s Confident Takes on Timeworn Classics Brim With That Rare Combination of Creativity and FinesseThe menu at Frenchette is filled with carefully rendered dishes drawn from the old French canon, which a practical, bottom-line restaurateur might consider too quirky, expensive, or laborious for a more standard brasserie. (Grub Street)
‘Sweet Buttons’ Calls it Quits After 5 Years on Rivington StreetThe bite-sized dessert shop just called it quits after spending five-and-half years at the northwest corner of Orchard and Rivington Streets. (Bowery Boogie)
Mixed-Use Development Pitched for Former Biggie’s Clam Bar in HobokenA revived project could soon rise where an institution of the Mile Square City once stood, as a decidedly modern development has officially been proposed for 318 Madison Street. (Jersey Digs)
Inside the Greenhouse That Grows the City’s FlowersThe Bronx nursery grows some 200,000 plants each year to be distributed to public parks citywide, according to its director, Richie Cabo. (New York Times)
A New Principal Pushes for Change. Then the Investigations Start.Nadav Zeimer was removed as the principal of Harlem Renaissance High School despite the fact that his superintendent said he had “turned a failing school into a successful school.” (New York Times)
Drunk hipster spews racial slurs outside barA hipster Brooklyn real estate agent was caught on video spewing racial vitriol at a black bouncer in front of a Bushwick bar early Friday morning. (NY Post)
Contractor claims church owes $2.4M for World Trade Center shrineThe company that made thousands of distinctive glass and marble panels for the half-built St. Nicholas Shrine at the World Trade Center has threatened to throw them away unless it receives payment from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. (NY Post)
THE VINYL HUNTER: Where to Go in Brooklyn NYC: Rough TradeIt’s a little paradise for the record-owner, music-lover, wanna-be-15-forever as it includes a small venue, a café, a cool books section, has turntables for sale and, of course, records to check out. (Reverb.com)
New East Village Record Store Will Be ‘Like Flight Club, But For Records’A new record shop is coming to the East Village, created by the people behind the podcast and cult Instagram RecordNerdz and focused on hard-to-find contemporary music. (Bedford & Bowery)
A record store crawl through Greenpoint: Captured TracksThe Captured Tracks record store is affiliated with the Captured Tracks record label. (Free Williamsburg, Photo: CapturedTracksShop/Instagram)
A record store crawl through Greenpoint: Record GrouchLocated in the heart of Greenpoint, Record Grouch is where Greenpoint locals hang-out. It has some unique, sought-after records and perhaps the best name in Greenpoint. (Free Williamsburg)
A record store crawl through Greenpoint: Record Grouch: Co-op 87Located serenely off of McCarrren Park, it is in the same building as the Mexican Summer record label. (Free Williamsburg)
Record Stores + So Much More in NYC: Vinyl FantasyWhile this isn’t a discount store per se, some lucky shoppers have stumbled on albums priced as low as a buck. (What Should We Do)
Record Stores + So Much More in NYC: Turntable LabTurntable Lab is famed as a tech resource for professional DJs and DJ wannabes. (What Should We Do)
Record Stores + So Much More in NYC: Tokyo Record BarJapan is famous for its jewel box–like record stores; this West Village hangout aims to bring some of that Far Eastern elegance home to us. (What Should We Do)
26-year-old man shot to death inside parked car in QueensA 26-year-old man was shot to death as he sat in the driver’s seat of a van parked on a Queens street early Sunday, police said. (NY Daily News)
Opinion: Erect buildings, not obstaclesBSA is mulling whether to reverse a decision by the New York City Department of Buildings to reaffirm a construction permit for an as-of-right residential project at 200 Amsterdam Ave. (NY Daily News)
Dead whale washes ashore on Queens beachThe decomposing corpse of the sea mammal washed ashore in Breezy Point near Beach 193rd Street. (New York Post)
New video of suspect in 17-year-old Bronx girl's shootingThere is new video of the suspected shooter accused of killing a teen girl in the Bronx.(WABC)
Man found with throat slashed in Queens hotel roomA 31-year-old man was found dead with his throat slashed in a Queens La Quinta Inn hotel Friday, cops said. (New York Post)
Midtown bar brawl leaves one stabbed, several slashedThe brouhaha broke out at 12:10 a.m. inside the Turtle Bay bar on Second Avenue and East 52nd Street, police said. (New York Post)
Chief Keef says he was shot at outside W Hotel in MidtownA rapper claims he was shot at in front of a Midtown hotel early Saturday, police sources said. (New York Post)
Record stores in NYC: Earwax RecordsFor fans of newer vinyl, Earwax Records offers a diverse selection of records and CDs. (amNY, Photo: Official Website)
Record stores in NYC: HiFi RecordsSelling new and used LPs, CDs and equipment, HiFi is a solid one-stop shop for record enthusiasts. (amNY)
Record stores in NYC: Moodies RecordsThis Bronx shop has stacks of vinyls that span genres, but there's a nice focus on Caribbean classics (and colorful vintage reggae posters) here. (amNY)
Record stores in NYC: Fifth Avenue Record ShopA neighborhood staple for four decades, this shop has vintage vinyl, cassettes and CDs for your perusal. (amNY)
New York's Best Music Stores: Music MattersThe shop's collection is curated to meet Park Slope's taste—a healthy dose of indie rock is available on CD and vinyl, with new releases coming in every week. (NYC Go)
New York's Best Music Stores: The ThingThe Thing is an ever-growing blob of $2 vinyl and whatever else its proprietors find. (NYC Go)
New York's Best Music Stores: Casa AmadeoThis venerable store has stood on the same Bronx block for more than half a century, fueled by owner Mike Amadeo's love for and knowledge of music. (NYC Go)
New York's Best Music Stores: Black GoldNot only does it accommodate the borough's thriving demographics of vinyl snobs and coffee snobs—it also carries taxidermy. (NYC Go, Photo: BlackGoldBrooklyn/Instagram)
New York's Best Music Stores: Academy RecordsIts jazz selection is outstanding, and there are rock, folk and R&B gems scattered throughout. (NYC Go, Photo: Official Website)
Building Tour: 3 World Trade CenterProgress at the World Trade Center site continues as Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' tower at 3 World Trade Center has officially opened. (Field Condition)
New special-ed school was a long time comingConstruction fencing recently was removed from around the new middle school at 75 Morton St. The building, formerly owned by a state agency, has undergone an extensive renovation. (The Villager)
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A $13.8M peep show: Porn shop, venue gets new ownerEven porn shops aren't safe from the retail crisis (The Real Deal, Photo: Google)
Gentrification’s Empty VictorySquatters turned an abandoned schoolhouse into a thriving arts center. Then it was sold to a developer, who evicted the tenants. Nearly two decades later, the building remains vacant. (New York Times, Photo: Landmarks Preservation Commission)
Merchant’s House Museum takes legal action to stop hotel next doorThe museum has filed a petition alleging construction will damage the nearly 200-year-old building. (Curbed, 7/27/18)
Can divesting from America’s big financial institutions help fix racial inequality?Carver Federal Savings Bank, which was founded in 1948 and is named after the pioneering scientist George Washington Carver, has struggled in recent years. (The New Republic)
Construction Update: 101 W 78Construction is wrapping up on the renovation and condo conversion of GTIS Partners' 101 West 78th Street, the 1886 structure by Belgian-born Emile Gruwe on the Upper West Side. (Field Condition)
Chinatown’s One-Block Mosco Street is the Last Remnant of Street in Five PointsNot only does Mosco Street exude the charm and mystique of a quintessential New York City side street, it has retained the best aspects of its past, which are captured by its unique vista and topography. (Untapped Cities)
Downtown Alliance unveils plan to make NYSE security area a welcoming plazaThe business boosters at the Downtown Alliance unveiled plans on May 14 for transforming the notoriously prickly high-security area protecting the New York Stock Exchange into a lively pedestrian plaza more welcoming to locals and tourists alike. (Downtown Express)
Trinity closes for two-year, $100-million ‘rejuvenation’ and expansion projectLower Manhattan’s oldest church closed its doors last week for a two-year, $100-million renovation, which will expand and modernize the historic house of worship to accommodate a growing flock of latter-day pilgrims, according to the church’s rector. (Downtown Express)
Museum of Pop Culture Set to Open Outpost in New York CityThe Seattle-based Museum of Pop Culture is looking to expand to New York City. (Associated Press)
On the Resilient WaterfrontThe 11-acre green space, which stretches along the Long Island City waterfront from 50th Avenue to Newtown Creek over to Second Street, was designed to withstand major storms. (New York Times)
College Lecturer Pleads Guilty to Selling Fake CertificatesA biology lecturer at Medgar Evers College, a part of the City University of New York, pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of federal wire fraud for teaching unauthorized health care classes and selling students bogus course-completion certificates. (New York Times)
The Definitive Guide to the Best BBQ in New York City: Arrogant SwineArrogant Swine is very bare bones -- most of the space is taken up by the bar -- and it resembles a beer hall more than a barbecue joint, which was exactly what pitmaster Tyson Ho wanted. (Thrillist)
The Definitive Guide to the Best BBQ in New York City: John Brown SmokehouseJosh Bowen’s ode to his hometown of Kansas City is probably as no-frills as New York barbecue gets. (Thrillist)
The Definitive Guide to the Best BBQ in New York City: Ducks EateryTuesday nights bring a perfectly fatty brisket sandwich, but even the most traditional of BBQ meats comes piled high with ricotta. (Thrillist, Photo: duckseatery/Instagram)
The Definitive Guide to the Best BBQ in New York City: Hometown Bar-B-QueIf you're looking for the city's most authentic Texas-style brisket and beef ribs, you should go to Hometown. If you're looking for Vietnamese hot wings or a lamb belly bánh mì... you should also go to Hometown! (Thrillist)
The Definitive Guide to the Best BBQ in New York City: Mighty Quinn'sAnybody who’s ever walked along 2nd Ave past 7th and 6th knows the smell: that smoked meat scent that permeates through the walls of Mighty Quinn’s, even in the colder months when the door and windows are kept closed. (Thrillist)
Can the Gowanus Canal’s industrial past be saved?As a neighborhood rezoning looms, many of the industrial structures around the Gowanus Canal are threatened (Curbed)
The J. T. Huner Co. Bldg - 40 Hudson StreetDespite the woeful modernization that obliterated the decorative panels between each upper floor, the integrity of Edward E. Ashley's design is generally intact. (Daytonian in Manhattan, Photo: Google)
The Turkish Bistro of Midtown EastThere are more than 100 choices on the menu, including everything from traditional mezze, like the cigar-shaped borek — feta cheese wrapped in phyllo dough and fried — to seafood, meat and vegan dishes. (New York Times)
Another Poke Restaurant Is Opening HereThe June agendas for the Community Board 1 Licensing Committee include a liquor license for Wisefish Poké at 412 Greenwich Street, which is the Sterling Mason storefront that isn’t going to be Dig Inn. (Tribeca Citizen)
ME Casa Moving to 109 Columbus DrivePreviously located at 356 Varick (between Columbus and Wayne), the restaurant has sold its former space and is moving to 109 Columbus Drive (just off Grove street). (Jersey City Upfront)
Italian Restaurant Corto Soft Opens in Jersey City HeightsJersey City Heights is getting a little more Italian with new restaurant Corto, which soft opened this past Friday at 507 Palisade Avenue. (Jersey Digs)
The Jefferson L Stop is Getting a New Beer Garden in the Coming WeeksIn case you needed another reason to look forward to the start of summer, Bushwick is getting a massive new beer garden in June. (Bushwick Daily)
Couple’s anniversary night out in NYC turns into nightmareA couple’s 10-year wedding anniversary celebration turned into a nightmare in Midtown when a crazed man walked up to the pair, spit on the woman and then punched her husband in the face, police said Wednesday. (NY Post)
Fire breaks out at Citi Field while Mets are awaySome 60 firefighters rushed to Citi Field Wednesday — after flames erupted in a display case in the rotunda near the parking garage. (NY Post)
Abandoned cemetery is a hidden roadside find on Staten IslandThe cemetery dates from 1809, when the area was part of Clove Valley, in between Emerson Hill and Grymes Hill. (SI Live, Photo: Google)
Guillo's Place in Jersey City celebrates 29 years of businessLuis "Guillo" Mercado worked as a cab driver, he owned a grocery store, and at one point, worked for NJ Transit. But in 1989, he jumped at the opportunity to purchase a bar in Jersey City and turn it into Guillo's Place. (NJ.com)
Detroit-themed pizza spot Lions & Tigers & Squares opens in New York CityOwners Sal Basille and Francis Garcia - who run NYC's Artichoke Pizza franchise - say they became interested in Detroit-style pizza after a visit to Buddy's for their Cooking Channel show. (The Detroit News)
14 new businesses, restaurants coming to the Staten Island MallThe Staten Island Mall is growing its footprint to meet the demand for brick-and-mortar retail in the borough. (SI Live)
Permits Filed for 309 East 119th Street, East HarlemThe 65-foot-tall structure will yield 8,480 square feet, all of which will be dedicated to residential use. (NY YIMBY)
Far Rockaway firehouse, police station are city’s newest landmarksThe Far Rockaway Firehouse, also known as Engine Companies 264 & 328/Hook and Ladder 134, was designed by Hoppin & Koen and dates back to around 1912. (Curbed)
Virgin Hotel Rises Above Planned Retail Podium At 1225 Broadway in NoMadNew images reveal that construction has now reached the tenth floor, surpassing the tower’s base, which will eventually create 100,000 square feet of retail space. (NY YIMBY)
MOMACHA Responds to MoMA Lawsuit, Raises Stakes with ExpansionMOMACHA, the months-old matcha cafe and “exhibition space,” opened with little fanfare at 312 Bowery, yet quickly attracted a legal response. (Bowery Boogie, Photo: Momacha/Instagram)
Floating Bridge Proposed Between Greenpoint and LICThe good folks at Creme / Jun Aizaki Architecture and Design are hoping to bridge the gap between Greenpoint and Long Island City with a floating bridge connecting Manhattan and Vernon Avenues across Newtown Creek. (Greenpointers)
Bask in the History of Greenpoint’s Basque ClubSince 1973, Euzko-Etxea, the Basque Club of New York, has maintained its headquarters at 307 Eckford Street. (Greenpointers, Photo: Google)
Investor buys historic Brooklyn bank buildingTerzi pays eight figures for former Greenpoint Savings property (Crain's)
Black-owned Wellness Space and Cafe Opens in BrooklynAccording to a recent release, the healing space in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood features a wellness bar and cafe seating at its storefront that serves personalized, curated teas, smoothies, elixirs, and coffee alternatives. (Black Enterprise)
North 3rd Street Market Opens in Williamsburg, BrooklynLike so many of New York’s food halls, this Williamsburg, Brooklyn, newcomer inhabits repurposed real estate, in this case a handsome brick building that stood empty for some time. (New York Times, Photo: Google)
New medical marijuana dispensary set to open in this Queens neighborhoodThe brand-name dispensary is owned and operated by PalliaTech NY, a subsidiary of Pallia Tech LLC which has operations in 11 states across the country. (QNS.com)
Feminist Bookstore Cafe Con Libros Celebrates Diversity In Crown HeightsWhen Kalima DeSuze and her husband were working on the storefront of their new feminist bookstore/coffee shop on Prospect Place in Crown Heights last summer, DeSuze says that some longtime residents were surprised to learn that an Afro-Latinx was behind the business. (Gothamist)
Kim Tasher planning to build another 100 apartments in the BronxProperty at 976 Woodycrest Avenue would span about 65K sf (The Real Deal)
Teen fatally stabbed on Bronx street during disputeA Bronx teen was stabbed and left to die early Tuesday in a dispute on the streets where he was raised, with his killer fleeing the scene, police said. (5/29/18, NY Daily News)
A Blockchain Building in BushwickThis nondescript three-story, five-unit rental building is part of an experiment in using the blockchain technology behind Bitcoin to transform the New York housing market. (NY Times)
The Frick Collection Taps New Architects for Expansion on the Upper East SideFollowing widespread public outcry and eventual LPC disapproval in 2014, the new plans increase the building’s aboveground area by about 10 percent, relocate a portion of the collection below ground, create a new auditorium and visual entertainment areas, and increase accessibility for people in wheelchairs and mobility-impaired visitors. (NY YIMBY)
What Drove a Man to Set Himself on Fire in Brooklyn?For weeks after Mr. Buckel’s death, people brought flowers and other tokens to the site where he died, on the shoulder of a road in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. (New York Times)
Juvenile detention center probed over abuse allegationsThe federal probe focuses on allegations that ACS workers groomed Horizon juveniles to do their sexual bidding by promising them special treatment if they complied, such as the use of cellphones to make personal calls. (New York Post)
Hunger Strike Ends as 85 Bowery Nears Deal with Landlord to Return HomeThings might be looking up for the displaced residents of 85 Bowery, who are claiming victory after another brief hunger strike against landlord Joseph Betesh. (Bowery Boogie, Photo: Google)
The Lost Casper Samler Farmhouse - Broadway and 29th StreetIt was here, on July 8, 1863 that the first draft lottery was held. (Daytonian in Manhattan)
Fire tears through Chelsea apartment buildingMore than 130 firefighters responded to the blaze, which started around 3:30 p.m. on the top floor of The Chelsea 7th Condominium, a six-story building at 170 West 23rd Street in Chelsea, an FDNY spokeswoman said. (NY Post)
The Absolute Best Hot Dog in New York: The NoMad BarThe gourmet wiener that Daniel Humm whipped up in 2009 for PDT was called the Humm Dog, and it dared to go where no bacon-wrapped, deep-fried frankfurter had ever gone before. (Grub Street)
The Absolute Best Hot Dog in New York: Empellón al PastorThe shell is light and supple, practically dosalike, and fairly bursting with sweet, creamy, fresh-corn flavor. (5/23/18, Grub Street, Photo: empellonalpastor/Instagram)
Romantic Restaurants in Downtown Jersey City: Liberty HouseThis spot is an elevated happy hour and dinner spot complete with views, but on weekends, linger over a long dinner at this traditional wedding location to catch a glimpse of a couple tying the knot. (Hoboken Girl)
Foundation Work Begins for NYU’s Massive Greenwich Village Expansion at 181 Mercer StreetThe university’s scope of development for the enlarged campus includes razing The Jerome S. Coles Sports Center at 20-40 East Houston Street, and constructing a new 23-story sports center and performing arts facility in its place, which will have an address of 181 Mercer Street. (NY YIMBY, Photo: Google)
Elevated Mixology + A Raw Bar in Hoboken: The Stingray LoungeAt this uptown bar, we get the best of both Hoboken worlds: easy access but also a chill, well-designed vibe and bartenders that create bangin’, handcrafted cocktails. (Hoboken Girl)
The Absolute Best Hot Dog in New York: Old Town Bar & RestaurantA lavishly buttered top-loading hot-dog bun toasted to an even shade of golden brown on a hot griddle is hard to beat. And no one toasts a bun like Old Town. (Grub Street)
Mount dreams big for nurses, plans to sleep more studentsThe College of Mount Saint Vincent has proposed a six-story, 64,000-square-foot building at its 6301 Riverdale Ave., campus, with the upper four floors providing 164 beds for resident students, and the lower levels dedicated to state-of-the-art nursing simulation labs. (The Riverdale Press)
Solar gardens? Tenants want working windows firstAmong Denise Beebe's main concerns at Fort Independence Houses — where she’s lived for 19 years — are rampant rodents and roaches, mold, lead paint, and the long wait times for repairs to happen. (The Riverdale Press)
Romantic Restaurants in Downtown Jersey City: DullboyComfort foods like mac & cheese and tater tots are elevated by adding in sophisticated elements such as duck fat and mystery sauces. (5/24/18, Hoboken Girl)
Romantic Restaurants in Downtown Jersey City: Third and VineIf you are looking for traditional romance, look no further than Third and Vine. (5/24/18, Hoboken Girl)
Residences and Possible Restaurant Proposed for Hoboken’s 401 Jackson StreetSeven lots at 401-411 Jackson Street are currently occupied by the Big Banner Plaza, a no-frills supermarket, liquor store, and restaurant. (Jersey Digs)
The Absolute Best Hot Dog in New York: Dickson’s Farmstand MeatsDickson’s dogs come in two sizes — an eighth of a pound and the quarter-pound Big Fred — but the sheep-casing-clad regular is the perfect proportion for its accompanying Martin’s bun. (Grub Street)
A Prewar Building’s History Becomes an AmenityThe Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank building at 49 Chambers Street was built in 1912 and is being converted to a 99-unit condominium with prices starting at $1.65 million. (New York Times)
The Absolute Best Hot Dog in New York: McSorley’s Old Ale HouseGo on a weekday afternoon, get a pair of dogs with sauerkraut, dab on some hot mustard taken from a tin pot on the table, and wash them down with your twin mugs of McSorley’s ale. (Grub Street)
The Absolute Best Hot Dog in New York: Katz’sEverything you want in a hot dog, you see, you’ll find at Katz’s. (Grub Street)
Permits Filed for 893 Willoughby Avenue, BushwickThe 55-foot tall structure will yield 11,920 square feet, with 7,840 square feet dedicated to residential use, and 1,350 square feet for an unspecified philanthropic institution on the ground floor and cellar. (NY YIMBY)
A Huge Pastrami Sandwich in Queens — and Other Cheap EatsOn a roll, the $6.50 sandwich was huge for the price, the meat nicely moist and spice encrusted, without having the smoky flavor you expect from pastrami. (Eater)
Why is New York City trying to close a successful public high-needs school?New York City education officials want to close PS 25 in Brooklyn, a public school with a student population that is mostly minority and economically disadvantaged — even though the school does remarkably well academically. (Washington Post)
The Newly Renovated Penn Station Men's Restroom Will Take Your Breath AwayLocated next to TGI Friday's on the main Amtrak concourse level, the restroom is now immaculately equipped to bear the quiet sighs and unspeakable horrors of the hundreds of thousands of human beings who squeeze through Penn Station's bowels every day. (Gothamist)
Permits Filed for 149 West 9th Street, Carroll Gardens, BrooklynThe lot is currently paved, so demolition permits won’t be necessary. The estimated completion date has not been announced. (NY YIMBY)
Demolition Wraps for Tree-Topped Skyscraper at 75 Nassau Street in the Financial DistrictThe activity will make way for Lexin Capital’s proposed 40-story residential skyscraper designed by ODA. (NY YIMBY)
Bronx’s new hip-hop restaurant, Beatstro, a ‘callback’ to the ’70sMott Haven’s roots are on display in the midst of a neighborhood rebranding with the opening of Beatstro, a dining and entertainment venue that boasts Bronx pride with graffiti art, soul food and hip-hop-influenced decor. (amNY)
Junkies have turned $35M Bronx development into a shooting galleryA city-owned parking lot in the South Bronx that was transformed into a $35 million development has become a magnet for junkies who infest its outdoor plaza — and leave behind their used needles. (New York Post)
YIMBY Visits Lower Manhattan’s Crowning Residential Penthouse at 30 Park PlaceOpened in 2016, the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed building has made a huge splash on the market. (NY YIMBY)
How One Cafe Is Making Vegan Food More AccessibleBrooklyn’s Sol Sips is serving its community with sliding-scale pricing. (Eater)
A history of the New York Public LibraryThe history of the New York Public Library is as vital and various New York itself, so get ready to read between the lions. (6sqft)
A Brooklyn Sports Bar Without a Home TeamThe Low Post, a basketball-centric sports bar and burger joint in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn with nostalgia-inspiring ’90s details. (5/23/18, New York Times)
Beers, Bras and Fried SeafoodIn an attempt to drum up business during the early years at the South Street Seaport bar, Jeremy Holin started offering women $25 for their bras, which he would hang from the ceiling. (New York Times)
Study looks at the tallest buildings ever demolished and confirms 270 Park Avenue will top the listThe building was designed in 1960 by Natalie de Blois, a pioneer of American architecture and one of the few female senior designers at that time, for SOM. (6sqft)
Behind the scenes at the United Palace, Washington Heights’ opulent ‘Wonder Theatre’Originally known as the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre, the “Cambodian neo-Classical” landmark has served as a church and cultural center since it closed in 1969 and was purchased by televangelist Reverend Ike, who renamed it the Palace Cathedral. (6sqft)
Sharif El-Gamal’s 45 Park Place Begins Rise Into Lower Manhattan SkylineThe skyscraper will soon rise 43 stories and 667 feet to its rooftop pinnacle, and is being developed by Sharif el-Gamal’s Soho Properties. (NY YIMBY)
Kushner v. Fulop: Inside the collapse of Jersey City tower project dealThe 1.5-acre lot that was once going to be the home of Journal Square’s rebirth remains vacant, with the latest developers hoping to build there now embroiled in a lawsuit with Jersey City and trading barbs with now-Mayor Fulop about who is to blame. (NJ.com, 7/2/18)
Turning historic church into affordable housing an impossible dream?Founded in 1884 for poor Irish immigrants, St. Lucy's Church in Downtown Jersey City flourished as a Catholic parish until 1920, when blocks of homes were razed to build the entrance and exit to the Holland Tunnel. (NJ.com, 7/15/18)
7 Secret Gardens Where You Can Find Reprieve in New York City: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture GardenCreated in 1953 by architect James Fanning, it was restored in the early aughts and includes fountains, marble bridges, and sculptures, all free to the public. (5/22/18, Vogue)