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First Look at Danny Meyer’s Sky-High RestaurantThe Bay Room proper is along the south and west sides, with jaw-dropping views of the harbor, 70 Pine, the East River, the World Trade Center, and much more. (Tribeca Citizen, 6/20/18)
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)
Public hearing set for plan to build ferry maintenance yard in HobokenA public hearing has been scheduled for the controversial plan to build a ferry maintenance yard along the Hoboken waterfront. (6/17/18, NJ.com, Photo: Google)
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)
One Vanderbilt Begins Gaining Prominence On The Midtown East SkylineOver 1,000 feet remain before topping off. (NY YIMBY)
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)
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)
Released from Prison, Croman Now Faces Contempt of Court ChargeFresh out of prison, he now faces separate “contempt of court” charges related to embattled tenants at 141 Ridge Street. (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)
East Village hotel next to Merchant’s House rejected by community boardDevelopers are hoping to plop an eight-story building next to the 186-year-old interior and exterior landmark (Curbed)
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)
Runner sues Port Authority over dangerous bridge walkwayA corporate lawyer who’s completed 20 marathons around the world is suing the Port Authority ​over​ a dangerously narrow walkway on the George Washington Bridge that left him knocked to the ground ​with a broken arm ​when a pack of four cyclists rode by last year. (5/29/18)
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)
Queens Assemblyman Barnwell reflects on his first term and his plans for the future of his districtHis first term in office may be winding down, but Queens Assemblyman Brian Barnwell is doing anything but that. (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)
Probe continues into triple Ozone Park shooting that left one man dead and two others injuredDetectives are continuing to piece together the circumstances surrounding a shooting in Ozone Park on Monday morning that left one man dead and two others injured. (QNS.com)
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 New Art Space in New York City’s East VillageThe Swiss Institute, a well regarded arts nonprofit, opens its first permanent space (Wall Street Journal)
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)
NYPD cruisers crash chasing sex shop robbery suspectsA pair of NYPD police cruisers crashed as cops chased – and eventually arrested – two men who had robbed a Brooklyn sex-toy shop, law enforcement sources said. (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)
NYC issues stop work order after security guard crushed to death at Midtown construction siteNew York City has issued a stop work order at the construction site of one of Manhattan's tallest skyscrapers after a large glass panel fell, killing a security guard and injuring a construction worker. (WABC)
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)
Pervert goes on groping spree, accosts 3 women in 30 minutesA perv accosted a trio of women during a 30-minute groping spree in the Bronx earlier this month, police said. (NY Post)
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)
Queens, N.Y., Residents Fight 3rd Homeless Shelter In Their NeighborhoodThe New York City Department of Homeless Services is moving forward with plans to convert a hotel into a shelter for homeless families in Blissville, Queens. (Here & Now)
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)
Police arrest man in Urby homicidePolice arrested a 27-year-old man Tuesday in connection to a stabbing murder that occurred at the Urby apartment complex Wednesday night. (SI Live)
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)
Vandals scrawl confusing graffiti on Education Dept. headquarters in Lower ManhattanVandals graffitied city Education Department headquarters at the historic Tweed Courthouse in Lower Manhattan with mysterious slogans. (NY Daily News)
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)
Construction Update: The JACXConstruction is underway at Tishman Speyer's two tower office development, The JACX, at 28-01 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. (Field Condition)
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)
Nobody wants to buy 'Versailles in Manhattan,' a $19.75 million Upper East Side townhouse that has been on and off the market for 15 years"Versailles in Manhattan," an Upper East Side townhouse, has been on and off the New York real-estate market since 2003. (Business Insider)
Taxi driver shot multiple times in Jersey City, official saysA 34-year-old man was shot multiple times early Wednesday morning in the city's West Side neighborhood, officials said. (NJ.com)
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)
In Jersey City, It’s Kushner vs. Kushner in a Race to DevelopThe decade-long blood feud between the Kushner brothers, Charles and Murray, has already put one brother in jail.Now, the men, who haven’t spoken in 15 years, are rivals in the development of Journal Square in Jersey City, the site of one failed project after another for the past three decades. (NY Times)
Jersey City pushing $180M plan to buy Bayfront siteJersey City is considering whether to buy the 100-acre Bayfront site on the Hackensack River waterfront, a potentially $180 million plan that Mayor Steve Fulop told council members would be an "aggressive" albeit expensive way to ensure a large amount of affordable housing on the city's west side. (NJ.com)
Saint Lucy’s Church in Downtown Jersey City Among Most Endangered Places in New JerseyIn Jersey City, St. Lucy’s is endangered due to its dwindling usage and its location downtown in the midst of frenzied real estate development. (Jersey Digs)
“Heartbroken” Andy Cohen Ranted Over the Closing of This NYC Institution Where He Ate Daily

The Village Den diner shuttered on May 20 after 36 years of business in New York City's West Village, which happens to be where Andy Cohen calls home. (Bravo)

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)


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