NEWS

NYC Commits $500M to Build Thousands of Affordable Apartments for Seniors on Unused Land
New York Trib
As part of the new city budget, New York City has committed $500 million toward a plan to construct thousands of new apartments for low-income senior citizens on vacant public
CUNY to Rename Journalism School After Craigslist Founder’s $20M Donation
New York Trib
The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is being renamed for the founder of Craigslist after he donated $20 million to the institution, officials announced Monday. Craig Newmark created the free
NYCHA Admits to Years of Wrongdoing, Agrees to U.S-Appointed Monitor
New York Trib
The decree, or settlement, delineates the creation of a United States-appointed, court-approved monitor for the housing agency, to make sure NYCHA provides “decent, safe and sanitary housing” to tenants. The
Pride and Passion at the Puerto Rican Day Parade
New York Trib
On an overcast Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people gathered on Fifth Avenue to express their love for la Isla del Encanto during the 61st annual Puerto Rican Day parade.  

POLITICS

THINGS TO DO

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
Photography Show Opening This Thursday (5/26) at Brooklyn Grain
New York Trib
This Thursday May 24th from 6pm-9pm, photo studio Brooklyn Grain (1166 Manhattan Avenue) is hosting a show of work by New York film shooters. This is the second in a series of
Sounds of Summer: The Best Summer Concerts in Brooklyn
New York Trib
The music scene is hot this summer. Brooklyn’s brutal winter is finally over, so it is time to get outside and hear some music!

HISTORY

EDUCATION

Staten Island School for Dyslexic Kids Approved by Board of Regents
New York Trib
The state Board of Regents has approved the proposal to establish the Bridge Preparatory Charter School, dedicated to meeting the needs of students who have dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties.
NYU Langone Expands By 150K SF at Vornado’s One Park Avenue
New York Trib
The deal will take the hospital and medical school’s footprint to roughly 630,000 square feet at the 20-story, 947,000-square-foot property between East 32nd and East 33rd Streets.
New Special Ed Program Coming to 3 Staten Island Catholic Schools
New York Trib
To address a rising need for special education seats on Staten Island, a new special education program will soon be available for students in three Staten Island Catholic elementary schools.

LOCAL BUSINESS

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.

REAL ESTATE

CRIME

Man Fatally Hit by Train After Jumping Onto 33rd St Tracks
New York Trib
The victim, a 48-year-old man, jumped in front of an approaching Main Street-bound 7 train at the station just before 6:20 a.m. on Sunday, police said.
NYCHA Warehouse Raided by Feds, Records Seized
New York Trib
Federal and local investigators raided a New York City Housing Authority warehouse last week and seized records, the New York Post reported.
Child Playing With Lighter Sparked Fire That Injured 20 Firefighters
New York Trib
A child playing with a lighter started the fire that burned through five homes and injured 20 firefighters in New Springville on Saturday, according to the FDNY.

REAL ESTATE

The 1st Look at the New Building Proposed for the 2nd Avenue Explosion Site
New York Trib
CB3’s Landmarks Committee will review an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the new residential building proposed at 119-121 Second Ave. — the site of the deadly gas explosion site from
NYCHA Admits to Years of Wrongdoing, Agrees to U.S-Appointed Monitor
New York Trib
The decree, or settlement, delineates the creation of a United States-appointed, court-approved monitor for the housing agency, to make sure NYCHA provides “decent, safe and sanitary housing” to tenants. The
Seward Park Co-op Residents Vote on $53.7 Million Air Rights Deal Tuesday
New York Trib
After months of contentious debate, residents of the Seward Park Cooperative vote tomorrow (Tuesday) on a proposal to sell some of their air rights to developers of the former Bialystoker

ARTS

51 ‘Sing for Hope’ Pianos Will Hit the Streets of NYC This Summer
New York Trib
As part of its seventh annual event, Sing for Hope is setting up the pianos in parks, public spaces and other high-traffic outside locations in the city from June 4 to June
A Deep Dive Into Frick Collection Expansion Plans
New York Trib
After a major, failed expansion attempt a few years ago, the Frick Collection, that venerable Upper East Side museum and library, revealed its latest renovation plans last month.
Greenpoint Open Studios Returns with 400 Local Artists
New York Trib
Next weekend, Saturday June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd! Greenpoint Open Studios is returning with 400 artists who will open up their studios to showcase their work and engage directly with visitors.

THINGS TO DO

Learn to Ride a Bike at Shoelace Park (5/19)
New York Trib
Bring the kids, a bike, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler. Learn to Ride on May 19,
20 Must Visit Spots in Hudson Square: An Untapped Cities Guide
New York Trib
Despite its close proximity to SoHo and relatively small size, Hudson Square is a unique area distinguished by its historical significance.
The Department of Sanitation is Opening a Thrift Pop-Up Shop in Bushwick (5/12-13)
New York Trib
This Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., nonprofit organization funded by the Sanitation Department, GrowNYC, is holding the Bushwick edition of ‘Stop ‘N’ Swap Community Reuse Event’ at BKLYN Commons

HISTORY

A Teen Swims From Manhattan to Coney Island
New York Trib
A century ago, marathon swim contests captivated the city, with thousands of fans cheering on competitive swimmers who tested their endurance in New York Harbor and the city’s rivers.
Absolutely Flawless: A History of Drag in New York
New York Trib
During the middle of the 20th century, the gay scene retreated into the shadows, governed by mob control and harshly policed by the city. By design, drag became political. It
Buddy Holly’s Greenwich Village
New York Trib
During his brief time here and prior to his tragic death in February of 1959, Holly would write and record in his Greenwich Village apartment his famous last recordings, the

James Baldwin on Being Gay in America (Interview, 1984)
New York Trib
In 1984, the novelist told the Voice he would have a two-way conversation with God on the Mercy Seat. Titled “Go the Way Your Blood Beats,” the entire interview, from the
Construction Well Underway for Interactive LGBTQ Monument in Greenwich Village
New York Trib
A monument to the LGBTQ community is taking shape in Hudson River Park along the Greenwich Village waterfront. Last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo chose Brooklyn-based artist Anthony Goicolea to design
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.
Infant Found Dead Inside Orchard Street Apartment
New York Trib
The baby was reportedly unconscious inside 191 Orchard at 7:30am, and the authorities were called. Identified in published reports as 9-month-old Princeton Coaxum, the infant was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Teen Swims From Manhattan to Coney Island
New York Trib
A century ago, marathon swim contests captivated the city, with thousands of fans cheering on competitive swimmers who tested their endurance in New York Harbor and the city’s rivers.
Three Shot at Greenwich Village Hookah Lounge
New York Trib
Shots rang out at the Falucka Lounge on Bleecker St. near Sullivan St. about 3:45 a.m., officials said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the men were shot outside or inside
Resident Concerned Over Cracks Caused by Excavation Work in Lot Next Door
New York Trib
A longtime resident who lives adjacent to the construction site shared this photo montage, showing the cracks on the building and in the tenant’s apartment. The city issued a Stop
White Woman Struck in Face With Metal Box in Alleged Bias Attack
New York Trib
The attack happened outside 77 Warren St., between West Broadway and Greenwich Street, at about 11:50 a.m. on May 31, police said. The two women did not know each other,
Buddy Holly’s Greenwich Village
New York Trib
During his brief time here and prior to his tragic death in February of 1959, Holly would write and record in his Greenwich Village apartment his famous last recordings, the
Man Sets Girlfriend on Fire in Upper West Side Building
New York Trib
Larry McGloster, 26, doused the 32-year-old woman with an unknown substance and then set her on fire at about 11:45 a.m. inside the building on Columbus Avenue, near 100th Street,
At Star-Studded 443 Greenwich, Condos Are Smaller Than Advertised
New York Trib
One of the most extreme example is Penthouse D, priced at $21 million, whose Schedule A size of 5,004 square feet is more than 19 percent larger than the usable
CUNY to Rename Journalism School After Craigslist Founder’s $20M Donation
New York Trib
The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is being renamed for the founder of Craigslist after he donated $20 million to the institution, officials announced Monday. Craig Newmark created the free
Break-In and Attempted Rape in Greenpoint Happened on Friday
New York Trib
Police are searching for a man in his mid-20s who forced his way into a 37-year-old woman’s apartment by Kingsland and Meeker Avenues Friday afternoon, June 21st, and tried to
Brooklyn Man Cuts Off His Wife’s Arm, Fingers
New York Trib
The 35-year-old woman was found with her right arm severed at the biceps and two fingers from her left hand cut off at the couple’s home near 55th Street and
Brooklyn Gang Members Kept a ‘Scoreboard’ of Shootings Like ‘Some Kind of Game,’ DA Says
New York Trib
Eighteen alleged Brooklyn gang members who kept a “scoreboard” of shooting tallies have been indicted and charged with conspiring to commit murder and possessing weapons.
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
Jehovah’s Witnesses’ DUMBO Hotel Will Become Housing for Formerly Homeless
New York Trib
The vacant DUMBO residential hotel the Jehovah’s Witnesses sold to Manhattan-based mega-landlord RFR will be turned into permanent housing for formerly homeless people plus affordable apartments for low- and moderate-income
Two Men Charged With Assault in Hate Crime Attack on Rabbinical Student
New York Trib
Two men who attacked a Jewish rabbinical student in Crown Heights earlier this year have been charged with assault as a hate crime, the Brooklyn District Attorney announced today.
Thief Stole Laptop, Money From Williamsburg Apartment While Residents Slept
New York Trib
The man entered the apartment at 370 South 4th St. just before 4 a.m. on June 18, where the three residents— a 26-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman, and another 29-year-old
Permits Filed to Build Rooftop Soccer Field Atop Three-Story Building in Red Hook
New York Trib
The first permits have been filed for a three-story commercial distribution centre in Red Hook, and they include a rooftop soccer field. Dov Hertz and Innovo Property Group will build the 86-foot
A Teen Swims From Manhattan to Coney Island
New York Trib
A century ago, marathon swim contests captivated the city, with thousands of fans cheering on competitive swimmers who tested their endurance in New York Harbor and the city’s rivers.
Brooklyn Cyclist Dies After Fall on Manhattan Bridge
New York Trib
Philip Ginsberg of Brooklyn was riding with several other cyclists when he lost consciousness and apparently hit one of the support beams on the bridge.
Driver Charged With Manslaughter for Fatal Slope Crash Stuck in Rikers
New York Trib
The motorist who crashed into five people crossing a Park Slope street in March, killing two kids and an unborn baby, cannot make bail and will wait out her trial in
Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 5 1/2 Years for Assaulting Homeless Man on Facebook Live
New York Trib
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Friday that a 24-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for a wanton attack on a 58-year-old
Woman Struck by Motorcyclist at 58th Street and Roosevelt Avenue
New York Trib
Another person was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to the FDNY, but it is unclear if the other person was the motorcyclist. It is also unclear
New Hunters Point Towers Will Be 55 and 32 Stories, Construction to Begin Next Year
New York Trib
Of the 1,120 units, 80 percent, or 900 apartments, will be affordable under multiple Area Median Income tiers ranging from 30 percent AMI to 145 percent AMI.  
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.
Man Fatally Hit by Train After Jumping Onto 33rd St Tracks
New York Trib
The victim, a 48-year-old man, jumped in front of an approaching Main Street-bound 7 train at the station just before 6:20 a.m. on Sunday, police said.
Attempted Robbery at Chase Bank in Sunnyside This Afternoon
New York Trib
This Chase Bank branch has been robbed a number of times in recent years. In 2016, a man made off with an undetermined amount of money after slipping a note to
Man Follows Woman Down Flushing Street and Grabs Her Buttocks and Groin Area
New York Trib
The suspect allegedly followed a 32-year-old woman along Main Street, by Cherry Avenue, at about 1:35 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, when he approached her and touched her butt and
Roommates Confront Burglar Inside Court Square Apartment, Thief Slashes Them in Face and Arm
New York Trib
The suspect was inside the apartment–located in the vicinity of Jackson Avenue and 44th Drive– when one of the tenants arrived home at 5 a.m. Sunday and found the front
Flushing Church Will be Replaced by 8-Story Apartment Building
New York Trib
The developer purchased this site from the Mormon church in May for $27 million. Demolition plans are yet to be filed, but once they are, this two-story structure will be
Queens CB Votes Against Protected Bike Lane During Contentious Public Meeting
New York Trib
Community Board 2 voted 27-8 against the proposal, which would have installed parking-protected lanes from Queens Boulevard to Roosevelt Avenue on Skillman Avenue and 43rd Avenue. The push for the
Serial Burglar Breaks Into 13 Jackson Heights/Corona Homes Over Last Two Months
New York Trib
Police are searching for a man who has allegedly broken into 13 homes in Jackson Heights, Corona and North Corona in the past two months and made off with nearly
Homophobic Attack Mars Otherwise Jubilant Queens Pride Parade
New York Trib
A homophobic assault on a 25-year-old man took place in Jackson Heights Sunday evening, just hours after the Queens Pride Parade and Festival, which advocates for LGBTQ rights, took place.
18-Year-Old Jumps From Queensboro Bridge, Survives
New York Trib
The man jumped from the bridge into the East River at around 1:30 p.m. yesterday, and was rescued by a passing NYC Ferry, an NYPD spokesperson said.
Bronx Teen Fatally Stabbed in Neck Outside Bodega
New York Trib
A 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was stabbed during an argument with a group of males outside the store on East 183rd Street and Bathgate Avenue in Belmont at about 11:40 p.m.
Animal Shelter Proposed in the Bronx Voted Down by Community Board
New York Trib
Plans for a long-awaited animal shelter were greeted with a Bronx cheer in Co-op City. After a raucous meeting Monday night, Community Board 10 voted against the city’s proposal to
Madonia Bakery Celebrates 100 Years of Family Cooking in the Bronx
New York Trib
Mario Madonia established his business in the Bronx on Adams Place in 1918, selling traditional Italian breads like the crusty pane di casa. Now as much as 80 percent of
Bronx Mom Charged With Murder in the Death of 5-Month-Old Son
New York Trib
30-year-old Joann McLeod, was charged with second-degree murder and first- and second-degree manslaughter just over a week after her son, Raymond Porfil, was found dead in his crib inside their
History of Fordham Road Bridge
New York Trib
Eleven lanes wide from 161st Street north to Mosholu, the Grand Boulevard and Concourse (shortened to Grand Concourse for the benefit of sign makers and cabbies) was conceived by engineer Louis Risse
Man, 73, Found Dead With Stab Wound to Neck in Bronx Apartment
New York Trib
Owen Dillard, 73, was discovered unconscious and unresponsive in his apartment on Beekman Avenue, just south of St. Mary’s Park, around 8:30 p.m. His 60-year-old fiancee found him, according to
Bronx Apartment Building Fire Leaves One Dead, Two Injured
New York Trib
The flames broke out on the second floor of 2216 Adams Place, near East 182nd Street in the Belmont neighborhood, around 1:30 p.m. Firefighters had the fire under control shortly
NYPD to Monitor Troublesome E. Bronx Intersections
New York Trib
Seven locations have been selected in Morris Park, Pelham Parkway and Throggs Neck for NYPD security camera installations at intersections that have been of concern to residents and police alike.
Bronx Gang Sold Heroin That Killed at Least 5 People
New York Trib
NYPD detectives and FBI agents on Tuesday charged 18 members of a Bronx drug gang who allegedly sold fentanyl-laced heroin believed to be responsible for at least five overdose deaths
Participatory Budgeting Winners Announced in The Bronx
New York Trib
The winners are Girls Prep Academy Auditorium Renovation, $600,000; Casita Maria Educational Kitchen Space, $50,000; Hunts Point Recreation Center Upgrades, $100,000; Bronx Charter School for the Arts Technology new technology
Bronx Girl Fatally Shot Near Bronx Zoo, Teen Boy Sought
New York Trib
The suspect is believed to be a boy between the ages of 15 and 18. Police believe he fired multiple shots at a group of people on Vyse Avenue and
Urgent Care Opens on Webster Ave in The Bronx
New York Trib
Urgent Care held a grand opening ceremony for its newest state-of-the-art center at 1210 Webster Avenue on Friday, May 18.
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,
Child Playing With Lighter Sparked Fire That Injured 20 Firefighters
New York Trib
A child playing with a lighter started the fire that burned through five homes and injured 20 firefighters in New Springville on Saturday, according to the FDNY.
Girls, Ages 10 and 12, Took Parents’ Car for Joyride Before it Flipped
New York Trib
The two girls, ages 10 and 12, took the Acura MDX before 2:08 p.m., and drove it until the car flipped on its side at the intersection of Manor Road
Man With Gunshot Wound Arrested at Hospital on Gun, Drug Charges
New York Trib
McCall allegedly was caught by police with 11 plastic bags of crack cocaine and a loaded, .380-caliber firearm, according to the police spokesman. Detectives still are investigating the circumstances under
Staten Island School for Dyslexic Kids Approved by Board of Regents
New York Trib
The state Board of Regents has approved the proposal to establish the Bridge Preparatory Charter School, dedicated to meeting the needs of students who have dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties.
One Injured When Motorcycle Collides With SUV in Midland Beach
New York Trib
A 56-year-old man was injured when his motorcycle collided with an SUV in Midland Beach early Sunday morning, said police. Both the SUV and the motorcycle were traveling southbound on
New Special Ed Program Coming to 3 Staten Island Catholic Schools
New York Trib
To address a rising need for special education seats on Staten Island, a new special education program will soon be available for students in three Staten Island Catholic elementary schools.
Woman Arrested in Tompkinsville Razor Slashing
New York Trib
Kimberly Cappiello, of South Beach, allegedly slashed another woman during a dispute on the 200 block of Bay Street around 11:45 a.m., a spokeswoman for the NYPD said. The 29-year-old
Source: Man Found Dead on Beach Jumped From Bridge
New York Trib
A 22-year-old Queens man discovered dead on the beach at Great Kills Park is thought to have jumped several weeks before from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
41-Year-Old Killed in Car Crash Identified by NYPD
New York Trib
At approximately 12:23 p.m., emergency units arrived to the scene of a multi-vehicle collision next to the Excelsior Grand catering hall, according to the NYPD.
Man Struck by Hit and Run Driver While Trying to Enter Parked Car
New York Trib
At about 4:30 a.m. a Hispanic male in his 20s was tying to enter his parked car, when he was stuck by an unknown suspect in a red car, said
Man Dies After Stabbing in Stapleton
New York Trib
The incident was reported around 11:45 p.m. The injured 42-year-old man was transported to Richmond University Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.