REAL ESTATE

The 46-foot tall structure will yield 6,440 square feet, with 4,380 square feet dedicated to residential use. Six apartments will be created, averaging 730 square feet apiece, indicating rentals.

Demolition Wraps for Tree-Topped Skyscraper in the Financial District
New York Trib
Five buildings have now been demolished at 75-83 Nassau Street, just a block away from the Fulton Street transportation hub in the center of the Financial District.
270 Park Avenue Will Become the Tallest Buildings Ever Demolished
New York Trib
JP Morgan Chase headquarters was set to be the largest intentionally demolished building in history when plans move forward to replace the 700-foot-tall structure with a tower that will likely
Subsidized, Affordable Housing Boom Misses North and Eastern Bronx, Data Shows
New York Trib
Higher property values, less vacant land and zoning that largely prohibits bigger residential buildings have all been hurdles to bringing more subsidized homes into the northern and eastern Bronx.

This summer, four New York City neighborhoods outside of Manhattan will host dockless bikeshare pilot programs. In a Thursday announcement made by Mayor Bill de Blasio, it was revealed that the program will roll out in Coney Island, the Rockaways in Queens, the Bronx’s Fordham University neighborhood, and Staten…

The city’s Department of Health has kicked off a pilot program in bars and clubs to raise awareness about the dangers of fentanyl-laced cocaine.

Fentanyl is an opioid 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin. In 2016, fentanyl was found in 37 percent of overdose deaths involving cocaine, up from 11 percent in 2015.

Kirsh Bakery & Kitchen on 87th and Amsterdam was closed because of a permit issue. Polpette at 483 Amsterdam (83rd-84th) was closed for health violations, including evidence of mice, according to an inspection posted on the department website.

Within 10 years, the subway system will feature a state-of-the-art signal system, become more accessible, have a new fare payment system and boast thousands of new subway cars and buses.

These ambitious improvements are all part of a plan released Wednesday by New York City Transit Chief Andy Byford and the MTA, called “Fast Forward: The Plan to Modernize New York City Transit.” And the plan does intend to move very quickly.

The amount spent per pupil for public elementary-secondary education for all 50 states and the District of Columbia increased by 3.2 percent to $11,762 during the 2016 fiscal year, according to new tables released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The amount spent per pupil for public elementary-secondary education for all 50 states and the District of Columbia increased by 3.2 percent to $11,762 during the 2016 fiscal year, according to new tables released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The increase in spending in 2016 was due in part to the increase in revenue across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In 2016, public elementary-secondary education revenue, from all sources, amounted to…

ARTS
Water Under the ‘Bridge’: Tragic Arthur Miller Play Performed on a Floating Stage
New York Trib
A view from the barge: A new production of Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” will take place in the floating, intimate confines of the Waterfront Barge Museum, in
The Great Debate of Street Art vs. Graffiti
New York Trib
Bowery Boogie gathered a wide mix of artists and threw the same four questions at them. Without further ado, please welcome, Logan Hicks, 2IL, Zimer, RD, BL ONE, Amuze,  and ZC

Recently, he published a limited edition and currently sold-out softcover book, LOST LIC, containing some of his thousands of shots of the borough.

HISTORY
From Casino to Malcolm X: The Colorful History of Harlem’s Malcolm Shabazz Mosque
New York Trib
At 102 West 116th Street in Harlem sits a mosque singularly incorporated into the cityscape. While the property has seen much local history pass through it, it is not landmarked.
11 Unique NYC Sidewalk Installations
New York Trib
Common sense would urge you not to look down at the ground while navigating the crowded streets of New York City. But if you steal a glance every now and then, you may
REAL ESTATE
Here Are Fresh Photos and Renderings of the New Essex Street Market
New York Trib
The vendors of the historic Lower East Side institution will move into the new space in September. The expanded facility at 115 Delancey St. is part of the Essex Crossing
LPC Approves Three-Story Glass Addition to Willem de Kooning’s Former Union Square Studio
New York Trib
Landmarks Preservation Commission on Monday finally approved the revised design, which reduces the height of the addition to three stories and places it more setback from the street.
CRIME
Body Found in Woods on Staten Island Sparks Haz-Mat
New York Trib
The body of a 20-year-old male was discovered in a wooded area off Ashworth Avenue, between Grissom Avenue and Cooper Terrace. The victim was a Brooklyn resident and suicide is believed
No Criminality Suspected in Body Found on Beach
New York Trib
The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death and establish the identity of the badly decomposed body that was lying at the shoreline in Great Kills Park
THINGS TO DO
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!
Brooklyn Paper: Your guide to summer movies outdoors
New York Trib
Trade in your Netflix queue for popcorn in the park! Brooklyn’s parks and gardens will light up with outdoor movies all summer long — and there is something for everyone,

NEWS
How is Affordable Housing Threatened on the Lower East Side? New Report Offers Clues
New York Trib
Every year, the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) publishes a report, “How is affordable housing threatened in your neighborhood?” The organization tracks a variety of indicators to come up with
High Schooler Running for Staten Island Assembly Seat
New York Trib
Nicholas Robbins, an 18-year-old Republican, is seeking to challenge Assemblyman Michael Cusick for his Mid-Island seat. Robbins said that he decided to run for the seat after President Donald Trump began
E Train Seat Removal Pilot’s Success Tough for MTA to Call
New York Trib
Metrics show E train service has declined or remained flat since the program to remove seats in 100 of the line’s 260 cars launched last fall. Subway riders and their
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
ARTS
How Greenwich Village Became an Unlikely Locale for the Marvel Comics Universe
New York Trib
A survey of Spider-Man comic books provides a virtual tour guide of New York City locations. The web slinger first swung through the neighborhood in a 1971 adventure, saving a drug
For the Birds: Other Ornithological Activities in Brooklyn
New York Trib
To celebrate the arrival of the Greek comedy “The Birds” at St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Dumbo theater has organized a whole series of events celebrating the play’s author.
Work of FDNY Pioneer on Display at Brooklyn Federal Court
New York Trib
Brenda Berkman started out as an attorney, and then became a pioneering firefighter after her 1982 lawsuit successfully challenged the FDNY’s hiring practices and led to the first female firefighter
HISTORY
From Casino to Malcolm X: The Colorful History of Harlem’s Malcolm Shabazz Mosque
New York Trib
At 102 West 116th Street in Harlem sits a mosque singularly incorporated into the cityscape. While the property has seen much local history pass through it, it is not landmarked.
11 Unique NYC Sidewalk Installations
New York Trib
Common sense would urge you not to look down at the ground while navigating the crowded streets of New York City. But if you steal a glance every now and then, you may
Behind the Scenes at the Washington Heights’ Opulent ‘Wonder Theatre’
New York Trib
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,
Cyclist Runs Over Toddler on Riverside Park Path
New York Trib
A bicyclist hit a toddler in Riverside Park on Thursday around 6:45 p.m. on the shared path next to the Hudson River near 73rd Street, according to witness Marianne
Demolition Wraps for Tree-Topped Skyscraper in the Financial District
New York Trib
Five buildings have now been demolished at 75-83 Nassau Street, just a block away from the Fulton Street transportation hub in the center of the Financial District.
Health Department Launches Fentanyl Awareness Campaign in Lower East Side Bars
New York Trib
The city’s Department of Health has kicked off a pilot program in bars and clubs to raise awareness about the dangers of fentanyl-laced cocaine. Fentanyl is an opioid 30 to 50
Two Restaurants Temporarily Closed by Health Department on UWS
New York Trib
Kirsh Bakery & Kitchen on 87th and Amsterdam was closed because of a permit issue. Polpette at 483 Amsterdam (83rd-84th) was closed for health violations, including evidence of mice, according to an inspection
270 Park Avenue Will Become the Tallest Buildings Ever Demolished
New York Trib
JP Morgan Chase headquarters was set to be the largest intentionally demolished building in history when plans move forward to replace the 700-foot-tall structure with a tower that will likely
Forgotten NY: Grand Central Eagle
New York Trib
Two enormous iron eagles can be found outside Grand Central Terminal, one on the Park Avenue Viaduct as it curves past Vanderbilt Avenue and East 42nd Street, and this one,
Displaced Tenants of 85 Bowery Are About to Resume Their Hunger Strike
New York Trib
Everyone Ate at Jack Dempsey’s in Times Square
New York Trib
Jack Dempsey wasn’t just a champion heavyweight but a cultural icon of the 1920s and 1930s.
Dead Body Found in Water Near Brooklyn Bridge
New York Trib
Officers from the 84th Precinct responded to a call of a man in the water at 9:30 am on Wednesday, May 23, said police. An NYPD Harbor unit transported the
Permits Filed for 149 West 9th Street, Carroll Gardens
New York Trib
The 46-foot tall structure will yield 6,440 square feet, with 4,380 square feet dedicated to residential use. Six apartments will be created, averaging 730 square feet apiece, indicating rentals.
19-Year-Old Dead After Gunshot to Head in Williamsburg, 2 More Hospitalized
New York Trib
Police said they received 911 calls about a man shot near Hewes and S. 3rd Street, and found the 19-year-old victim with a gunshot to the head there at around
Water Under the ‘Bridge’: Tragic Arthur Miller Play Performed on a Floating Stage
New York Trib
A view from the barge: A new production of Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” will take place in the floating, intimate confines of the Waterfront Barge Museum, in
Information Wanted Regarding an Arrest For Sex Abuse (Brooklyn)
New York Trib
The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating other potential victims after a 26-year-old male was arrested on sex abuse related charges in Crown
A New Carroll Gardens Restaurant Empowers Refugees
New York Trib
There’s a new spot on 345 Smith Street that’s helping refugees achieve success. And, delicious food is involved.
Man Falls Asleep as He’s Sentenced to 50 Years for Stabbing 6-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy to Death
New York Trib
A homeless man convicted of butchering two children in a deadly housing complex elevator attack fell asleep at his sentencing Monday before launching into a rambling diatribe that did nothing
A Mid-Century Surprise in Downtown Brooklyn
New York Trib
The former Former Equitable Federal Savings and Loan building at 356 Fulton Street is a bit of mid-20th century suburbia right in the heart of the city.
Long Island Republican Wants Justice Department Investigated
New York Trib
Echoing Republican criticisms of the Justice Department and FBI, Long Island Republican Lee Zeldin and at least 18 colleagues are asking for an outside investigation of the agency.
Public Hearing Planned Next Week on Controversial 2-Tower Project in LIC
New York Trib
The public will have a chance to weigh in on what is proving to be a controversial proposal in Long Island City involving a private developer’s plans to build two large towers
Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Northern Boulevard in Corona This Morning
New York Trib
Carlos Gavilanes, who was just steps from his 101st Street home, was crossing Northern Boulevard from south to north between 100th Street and 101st Street when he was struck by
Pols: Let Unauthorized Immigrants Drive Legally
New York Trib
Should unauthorized immigrants be allowed to apply for driver’s licenses? Without question, some Queens leaders say. “Having access to a driver’s license is a basic human right and not a
5Pointz Artists’ Lawsuit Could Prove a Warning to Developers
New York Trib
5Pointz was demolished in August 2014. The 23 artists filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that the developer had violated the Visual Artists Rights Act, which protects public art
Man Assaulted in Sunnyside, Head Slashed With Knife
New York Trib
The suspect and an accomplice allegedly cut the victim’s head with a knife and thumped him the face inside his 43-06 45th Street apartment at about 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday,
Sweet Haus Cafe in Flushing Closed by Health Department
New York Trib
Sweet Haus Cafe, located at 143-01 45th Ave., was closed after it received 106 sanitary violation points in an inspection on May 8.
Man Burglarizes 79-Year-Old’s Apartment
New York Trib
The suspect allegedly walked into an apartment building near 31st Avenue and 37th Street at around 7:45 p.m., forced open the victim’s front door, and grabbed a television, briefcase and hat,
Bronx’s New Hip-Hop Restaurant, Beatstro, a ‘Callback’ to the ’70s
New York Trib
Mott 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,
Police Raid Bronx Home in Drug Investigation, Find Guns, Bomb-Making Materials
New York Trib
The NYPD and Homeland Security raided the home of Richard Laugel on Tuesday as part of a narcotics investigation. Inside, they found pills, chemicals, explosive mat and several guns, but
Pregnant Woman Stabbed by Boyfriend, Unborn Baby Dies in the Bronx
New York Trib
The 30-year-old man, who was not immediately identified, turned himself in after stabbing his girlfriend multiple times inside an apartment on Walton Avenue, between East 164th and East 165th streets,
Subsidized, Affordable Housing Boom Misses North and Eastern Bronx, Data Shows
New York Trib
Higher property values, less vacant land and zoning that largely prohibits bigger residential buildings have all been hurdles to bringing more subsidized homes into the northern and eastern Bronx.
Charter School to Open $20 Million Bronx Location
New York Trib
Harlem-based Neighborhood Charter School just received city approval to develop a 58,000-square-foot facility in Mott Haven with classrooms for 630 students spanning kindergarten through eighth grade.
NYPD Asset Seizure Data Reveals Millions in Unclaimed Cash, Legal Settlement Shows
New York Trib
The NYPD turned over about 160,000 documents showing the money and property it’s seized mainly from arrests, according to an agreement officially reached Monday with the Bronx Defenders. As part
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,
Bomb Scare In Throggs Neck
New York Trib
A bomb scare shut down part of Westchester Square on Thursday, May 3 around 3 p.m. at the 2700 block of East Tremont Avenue. Traffic was resumed a few minutes after
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.
Body Found in Woods on Staten Island Sparks Haz-Mat
New York Trib
The body of a 20-year-old male was discovered in a wooded area off Ashworth Avenue, between Grissom Avenue and Cooper Terrace. The victim was a Brooklyn resident and suicide is believed
No Criminality Suspected in Body Found on Beach
New York Trib
The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death and establish the identity of the badly decomposed body that was lying at the shoreline in Great Kills Park
Hit-And-Run on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Creates Traffic Delays
New York Trib
Emergency units responded Saturday evening to a hit-and-run crash on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which created a backup on the Staten Island Expressway, according to an FDNY spokesman.
Port Authority’s New $1.5B Goethals Bridge Set to Reopen on Monday
New York Trib
The $1.5 billion cable-stayed bridge replaces its old steel truss cantilever predecessor, with more lanes and shoulders that make it easier for emergency vehicles to respond to accidents.
Body Reported at Great Kills Park Beach
New York Trib
Emergency officials have been summoned to Great Kills Park at Gateway National Recreation Area Thursday morning after a body was reported on the beach, according to sources at the scene.
High Schooler Running for Staten Island Assembly Seat
New York Trib
Nicholas Robbins, an 18-year-old Republican, is seeking to challenge Assemblyman Michael Cusick for his Mid-Island seat. Robbins said that he decided to run for the seat after President Donald Trump began
Staten Island Couple Discovers Safe With Treasure Worth $52,000 in Their Backyard
New York Trib