NEWS

Tompkins Square Red-Tail Fledgling Dies From Secondary Poisoning
New York Trib
A heartbreaking update to the Tompkins Square Park red-tailed hawk who was rescued by Urban Park Rangers on July 25: he passed away early this morning from the
New York Regulators Tell Spectrum Cable to Leave the State
New York Trib
The state Public Service Commission on Friday claimed the company is not meeting public benefit conditions agreed to in 2016. A key complaint centers on the company's commitment to expand
MTA Plans for Two More Fare Hikes by 2021
New York Trib
At a board meeting held on Wednesday, MTA officials announced that the agency would move forward with plans to increase fares next year in an attempt to boost revenue for
165-Foot-Long Zipline Will Appear on Centre Street This August
New York Trib
Summer Streets will take place on August 4, 11, and 18 from 7 am to 1 pm. The route runs along Park Avenue, Lafayette and Centre Streets from Central Park

POLITICS

THINGS TO DO

165-Foot-Long Zipline Will Appear on Centre Street This August
New York Trib
Summer Streets will take place on August 4, 11, and 18 from 7 am to 1 pm. The route runs along Park Avenue, Lafayette and Centre Streets from Central Park
Should Staten Island Beachgoers Be Fearful of Sharks?
New York Trib
After two reports of possible shark attacks off Fire Island this week, Staten Island beachgoers may be wondering if it's safe to take a dip in area waters.
You Can Learn How to Do Animal CPR in Brooklyn Heights’s Cat Cafe
New York Trib
No live animals participated in the session, although some of the Cafe’s adoptable cats looked on as students practiced the technique.

HISTORY

EDUCATION

Bronx Documentary Center Gets Boost for Filmmaking Program
New York Trib
Last week, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. provided the center with $100,000 in capital funds for the film fellows program.
Construction Underway for New Green Playground at P.S. 282 in Park Slope
New York Trib
Former Asphalt Lot will be Transformed with Green Infrastructure to Capture Nearly 1 Million Gallons of Stormwater Annually and Improve the Health of the Gowanus Canal.
Stuyvesant Grads Want More Diversity, but Cautious About Scrapping SHSAT
New York Trib
Graduates of Stuyvesant High School agree that lack of diversity is a problem at their elite school, but they have mixed opinions on whether the mayor’s plan to radically remake

LOCAL BUSINESS

ARTS

Battery Park Dance Festival Returns for 37th Year
New York Trib
Come and enjoy the 37th annual Battery Park Dance Festival at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park from Aug. 12 through Aug. 17
Artist Installed 1,500 Mirrored Spheres in an Abandoned Rockaway Train Garage
New York Trib
Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama will be on view from July 1 through September 3, 2018 at the Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden.
Artist Fills Potholes in NYC With Mosaics of Rats, Cockroaches and Donald Trump
New York Trib
A Chicago-based artist who fills the city's potholes with mosaic art has brought his work to NYC.

REAL ESTATE

CRIME

NYPD Clamps Down on Drug Dealers at Queensbridge Houses, 22 Arrested
New York Trib
The investigation, which began in September 2017, involved police officers working undercover as narcotics customers at the public housing development.
Defendants Charged With $70 Million-Dollar Nike Counterfeiting Scheme
New York Trib
Co-conspirators imported, manufactured, and distributed counterfeit Nike Air Jordans, resulting in estimated loss of more than $70 Million
Man Attacked by Group With Sword, Sticks in Queens, NYPD Says
New York Trib
The victim tried to run away, but he tripped and fell, according cops. The suspects pounced on him, striking him with sticks and at least one sword, they said.

REAL ESTATE

Permits Pre-Filed for 120 Lexington Avenue, Nomad, Manhattan
New York Trib
Demolition permits have not been filed yet. The estimated completion date has not been announced.
Landlord of 85 Bowery to Pay Tenants $25,000 Each After Harassment Allegations
New York Trib
Last week, both sides agreed to a settlement, which includes giving each tenant $25,000, and keeping apartments rent-stabilized.
Restoration Plans Revealed for Brooklyn Bridge to Bring Back Historical Looks
New York Trib
Plans by the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) have been submitted to the Landmark Preservation Commission calling for alterations of the Brooklyn Bridge.

ARTS

New Looks at Brooklyn’s Glorious Paramount Theater
New York Trib
The Fort Greene theater just began its long-awaited renovation to restore it back to its original splendor. The H3-designed renovation is expected to last one year, and the theater is slated to
Paul Simon Will Play Final Show in Queens
New York Trib
The Forest Hills native announced that the final show of his farewell tour will take place in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday, September 22.
CitizenM Taps Street Artists to Highlight the ‘Citizens of the Bowery’ at 20-Story Tower
New York Trib
Tearing a page from the gentrification playbook, CitizenM, the Netherlands-based hotel brand, is now engaged in an “artwashing” project for its forthcoming Bowery property.

THINGS TO DO

Prospect Heights Has a New Persian Restaurant on St. Marks Ave.
New York Trib
Sofreh is currently open Tuesday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to midnight, and Sundays from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where to See 4th of July Fireworks in Brooklyn and Manhattan
New York Trib
The 42nd annual Macy’s July 4th Fireworks celebration will be Macy’s largest production since its Millennial celebration in 2000
Memorial Day Parades Happening Around NYC This Weekend
New York Trib
Memorial Day is just around the corner and while it doesn’t get a fancy, large-scale Manhattan parade like other other holidays do, there are plenty of events happening around the

HISTORY

This 1946 Map Shows How Native American Trails Became the Streets of Brooklyn
New York Trib
Brooklyn Heights Blog shares some insight into Brooklyn’s familiar roads that began as Native American trails on a 1946 map titled “Indian Villages, Paths, Ponds and Places in Kings County.”
When Greenpoint Was the Second Largest Industrial Center in the US
New York Trib
100 years ago, it was estimated that 200,000,000 feet of lumber per year were sold to, or consumed by all of the neighborhood’s various industries.
Did You Know That Scrabble Was Invented in Jackson Heights, Queens
New York Trib
Legend has it that the inventor chose the frequency and distribution of game tiles by counting letters on the pages of the New York Times, the New York Herald Tribune

NYU Professor Found Responsible for Inappropriate Physical Contact, Sexual Texting
New York Trib
An investigation found Professor of German and Comparative Literature Avital Ronell responsible for “inappropriate physical contact” and sending sexual texts to former graduate student.
Bicyclist Killed by Garbage Truck on Central Park West
New York Trib
Australian woman, was hit and killed by a garbage truck on Central Park West between 66th and 67th Street while riding a bike on Friday afternoon.
Mayor Floats Controversial Plan to Build Massive New Jail on Centre Street
New York Trib
De Blasio is considering a plan to convert the city’s Marriage Bureau in Lower Manhattan into a prison complex as part of his scheme to shutter the city’s main jail
Some Subway Platforms Are Literally 100 Degrees Hot
New York Trib
On Thursday, August 9, 2018, the Regional Plan Association (RPA) sent out an intrepid task force of staff and interns to measure the temperature in the city’s ten busiest subway
Brooklyn Man Charged With String of Arsons in Midtown Manhattan
New York Trib
He set trashcan fires in the bathrooms of at least four midtown restaurants and inside the Amtrak terminal at Penn Station.
Battery Park Dance Festival Returns for 37th Year
New York Trib
Come and enjoy the 37th annual Battery Park Dance Festival at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park from Aug. 12 through Aug. 17
Texas Chicken and Burgers in Harlem Sued Over Alleged LGBTQ Discrimination
New York Trib
A group of transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals filed a lawsuit Thursday against Texas Chicken and Burgers, LLC, alleging they were denied service based on their gender identities.
A Shoe-Sized Oyster Found in the Hudson River
New York Trib
It is not uncommon to find wild oysters in the river, but it is rare to find one that has survived long enough, an estimated ten to fifteen years, to
Defendants Charged With $70 Million-Dollar Nike Counterfeiting Scheme
New York Trib
Co-conspirators imported, manufactured, and distributed counterfeit Nike Air Jordans, resulting in estimated loss of more than $70 Million
Cuomo Announces DMV Using New Technology to Crack Down on Underage Drinking
New York Trib
The new pilot program is supported by new technology developed by New York-based company. New York is the first state in the nation to pilot the program.
Robber Flees With Cash From Tribeca’s TD Bank on Chambers Street
New York Trib
The suspect, who fled on foot, is described as a white male wearing black-and-white khaki shorts and white button-up shirt with a cross on it.
32 Rounded Up in Sweep of Greenwich Village Drug and Gambling Operation
New York Trib
Cops seized $125,000 in cash, two firearms and Xanax and cocaine while executing a total of 19 search warrants around the city, according to NYPD chief of citywide investigations William
Police Shoot, Injure Teen They Say Was Firing a Gun in Far Rockaway
New York Trib
Two police officers shot a 15-year-old boy they say was firing a gun toward a crowd in Far Rockaway Friday night, according to the NYPD.
Former Chase Bank Employee Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Selling Customer Account Information
New York Trib
He offered to sell the undercover officer identifying information for a client’s bank account that contained more than $180,000.
Protests Erupt in Front of East Flatbush Nail Salon After Brawl Goes Viral
New York Trib
According to the Washington Post, the protestors claimed that the Asian-owned business had disrespected the primarily black neighborhood.
New Renderings for Crown Heights Bedford Union Armory Redevelopment Have Been Released
New York Trib
Permits have not been filed yet for the reconstruction of the drill hall, which will include recreational space for the community.
Doctor Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for $30 Million Scheme to Defraud Medicare and Medicaid
New York Trib
He posed as the owner of a medical clinic and falsely claimed that he had examined and treated hundreds of patients whom he had not in fact seen.
Greenwood Gas Station to Be Replaced by 150-Unit Residential Building
New York Trib
The gas station will be replaced by an eight-story building that will likely be a rental development
Renderings Revealed for 1 Flatbush Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn
New York Trib
The 210-foot tall structure will yield 160,000 square feet within, with 123,000 square feet for residential use, and 20,000 square feet dedicated to the ground floor and second floor retail.
This 1946 Map Shows How Native American Trails Became the Streets of Brooklyn
New York Trib
Brooklyn Heights Blog shares some insight into Brooklyn’s familiar roads that began as Native American trails on a 1946 map titled “Indian Villages, Paths, Ponds and Places in Kings County.”
Man Indicted for Robbing and Attempting to Rob Nine Banks in Three Boroughts
New York Trib
Defendant Passed a Note to Bank Teller Stating, “If I Shoot Someone Its on You!”
NYPD Is Seeking Assistance in Identifying the Individual in Connection to a Robbery in Brooklyn
New York Trib
The incident happened on Friday July 20, 2018, at approximately 2:10 a.m. in the vicinity of Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street.
Queens Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Join ISIS, Sending Them Funds
New York Trib
He repeatedly attempted to travel to the middle east to join the terrorist group and sent money overseas to fund another foreign fighter’s travel to join ISIS
When Greenpoint Was the Second Largest Industrial Center in the US
New York Trib
100 years ago, it was estimated that 200,000,000 feet of lumber per year were sold to, or consumed by all of the neighborhood’s various industries.
Renderings Released of High Rise on Queens Boulevard Containing Regal Cinemas
New York Trib
The majority of the space, 95,000 square feet, will be dedicated to medical offices. The facilities have been designed for dentists, doctors, therapists, radiology, and more.
Actress Sean Young Wanted in Queens Robbery, NYPD Says
New York Trib
Surveillance footage at the location captured two suspects entering the building around noon without permission and leaving with the two laptops.
NYPD Clamps Down on Drug Dealers at Queensbridge Houses, 22 Arrested
New York Trib
The investigation, which began in September 2017, involved police officers working undercover as narcotics customers at the public housing development.
Man Attacked by Group With Sword, Sticks in Queens, NYPD Says
New York Trib
The victim tried to run away, but he tripped and fell, according cops. The suspects pounced on him, striking him with sticks and at least one sword, they said.
Ms-13 Gang Members Charged With Murder Conspiracy and Attempted Murder in Queens
New York Trib
Defendants aided and abetted co-conspirators who shot and paralyzed a 16-year-old suspected rival gang member
St. Raphael’s Priest Allegedly Punched by Man Urinating in Church Parking Lot
New York Trib
Rev. Jerry Jecewiz, 68, was in the rectory next to the 35-20 Greenpoint Ave. church when he saw a man in his 30s “relieving himself” right outside his window.
Forgotten Landmarks: Steinway Mansion in Remote Astoria
New York Trib
The beautiful residence amidst the industrial wasteland that used to belong to the piano king of NYC.
The City Restarts Process on Glendale Homeless Shelter
New York Trib
According to Councilman Robert Holden, the city is in negotiations for a proposed men’s homeless shelter at the site of the shuttered factory. The proposed shelter would bring 200 beds to
Four, Including 5-Year-Old, Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide on 30th Drive in Astoria
New York Trib
The incident took place at 23-07 30th Drive on the ground floor of a four story, eight-unit apartment building shortly before 9 p.m.
Three Teenagers Go on an Armed Robbery Spree in Astoria Friday
New York Trib
The suspects are all described as black, between 15-and 19-years of age, with one being 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 145 pounds and last seen wearing a red du-rag,
Armored Truck Driver Charged With Stealing $1.6 Million in Cash
New York Trib
Defendant Allegedly Kicked Money Bag Under Truck “To See If Anyone Would Notice”; If Convicted Faces Up to 25 Years in Prison
Ozone Park Residents File Suit Against City, Don’t Want a Homeless Shelter in the Neighborhood
New York Trib
“This is not about hate ... this is not about prejudice ... it is about safety and concern for families and children,”
Bronx Community Complaints Lead to Closing of Store Selling Toxic K2
New York Trib
The closure followed an investigation initiated after 47 Precinct Police Officers had received numerous complaints from community members about K2 being sold at a deli on White Plains Road.
Bronx Documentary Center Gets Boost for Filmmaking Program
New York Trib
Last week, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. provided the center with $100,000 in capital funds for the film fellows program.
Video: Bronx NYPD Captain Destroys Sidewalk Memorial
New York Trib
A Bronx NYPD captain was caught on video destroying a candle-lit memorial, the type of which we are all too familiar with in The Bronx when someone passes away.
Gang Member Found Guilty in Crossfire Killing of Mother of Three in the Bronx
New York Trib
On June 11, 2016, Jessica White was struck and killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a bench watching her three children play on a playground at the John
Eight Men Went to Prison for Stealing Mail in the Bronx
New York Trib
The investigation has revealed that individuals steal mail either by illicitly obtaining mail box keys or by “fishing.”
12 Members Of Bronx Crew Charged In Federal Court With Narcotics Offenses
New York Trib
All of them participated in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana in and around the Murphy Houses, a public housing complex, and the Lambert Houses, an affordable housing
Leader of Violent Bronx Drug Crew Receives 420 Months Imprisonment Sentence
New York Trib
Kenneth Rudge Oversaw Activities of “YNR” Members on Webster Avenue, Including Heroin and Crack Sales, Shootings, and the Murder of a Robbery Victim in January 2016
Off-Duty Long Island Cop Shot in Bronx After Crash, NYPD Says
New York Trib
The NYPD said a bullet grazed the officer's leg about 6:15 a.m. near Sedgwick Avenue and West 183rd Street in the University Heights neighborhood.
Two Men Are Wanted by NYPD for Robbery in the Bronx
New York Trib
On Friday, July 13, 2018, at approximately 2:00 a.m. inside of 180 East 174 Street (Sam Candy and Convenience), two individuals attempted to walk behind the store’s counter.
12 Alleged Trinitario Gang Members Indicted in Stabbing, Murder of 15-Year-Old Boy
New York Trib
Defendants Allegedly Plotted to Attack an Upstart Set; Encountered Random Victim, Chased Him Into Bodega, Dragged Him Out and Attacked Him With Knives And Machete.
Two Streets Renamed for the ‘Bishop of the Bronx’
New York Trib
Simpson was coined the ‘Bishop of the Bronx’ for helping to pave the way for African-Americans to serve in Southern Baptist life.
Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Shooting His Wife in Their Bronx Home on Christmas Morning
New York Trib
The two children the defendant and the victim share were in the residence during the incident.
Woman, 88, Hit by Car in Supermarket Parking Lot Settles Suit for $500,000
New York Trib
Staten Island woman who suffered serious injuries two years ago when she was hit by a vehicle while she was loading groceries in a supermarket parking lot.
Man Hit by Train at Staten Island Station to Sue City, MTA for $10 Million
New York Trib
Morales Diaz is the second person this year to commence legal action after allegedly being struck by a Staten Island Railway train.
Police Lieutenant Arrested for DWI on Staten Island
New York Trib
Lt. Michael Fleming was arrested on Sunday at 8:31 a.m. by police from the 123rd Precinct
Should Staten Island Beachgoers Be Fearful of Sharks?
New York Trib
After two reports of possible shark attacks off Fire Island this week, Staten Island beachgoers may be wondering if it's safe to take a dip in area waters.
Visiting the Abandoned Hospital on Ellis Island in Pictures
New York Trib
Neglected hospital, powerful art and historic accounts bring the focal point of US immigration history to life.
NYPD Tells DOJ It’ll Move On ‘Disciplinary Proceedings’ vs. Cops in Eric Garner’s Case
New York Trib
Garner died when cops attempted to arrest him for allegedly selling loose cigarettes on July 17, 2014.
US Army Corps Proposes Hurricane Barriers Across the NY Harbor to Stop Flooding
New York Trib
In response to intensifying hurricanes that have hit the New York and New Jersey coastal region in recent years, the U.S. Army Corps is proposing a handful of measures to
Police Searching for Driver of SUV in Fatal Tompkinsville Hit-Run
New York Trib
The NYPD investigation found the SUV was speeding southbound on Bay Street when the driver passed another vehicle on the left, lost control and hit the woman.
Step-Son Charged in Beating Death of 68-Year-Old Man
New York Trib
A Stapleton man is accused of brutally beating his 68-year-old step-dad to death, according to a law enforcement source.
Teacher Allegedly Attacked by Middle-School Student Sues City
New York Trib
The complaint offers no details beyond alleging Gregory Johnson was "severely, brutally and physically attacked" by a student while working. He seeks unspecified monetary damages.
Woman Allegedly Made More Than 20 False Reports to 911
New York Trib
Katie Davis, 48, of the 400 block of Vanderbilt Avenue in Stapleton, made about 22 calls to 911 to falsely report shootings, robberies and burglaries at numerous locations between May
Man With Knives Caught Trespassing at Night at Wagner High School
New York Trib
Norman Bachtler, 53, of Clermont Place, Meiers Corners, allegedly was caught by a custodian inside the high school at 1200 Manor Road, Sea View, at about 2:40 a.m. on Tuesday,

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