Luxury Bahamas Frye Festival Turns Into Exciting Survivalist Cosplay Experience

Apr 28 3:37pm Gothamist
Fyre Festival billed itself as two transformative weekends on the private Bahaman island of Fyre Cay filled with big-name musical acts (Blink 182, Migos, Major Lazer, Rae Sremmurd, Skepta, Desiigner, Tyga, and Pusha T), luxury food and accommodations, and a horde of interchangeable models who wanted to party with the guests. Founders Ja Rule and Billy McFarland charged between $4K and $25,000 for tickets to the exclusive event, promising the best in food, art, music and adventure. And by all accounts, it truly has been an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience for all who went. [ more › ]...
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This Manhattan Apartment Has Six Terraces, How Many Do YOU Have?

Apr 28 2:37pm Gothamist
  I have what I consider to be a fairly large fire escape that could definitely double as a youthfully romantic version of a terrace if I just threw down some particle board. But turning a fire escape into a furnished patio is not really legal, I've been told, and it overlooks the building's garbage courtyard anyway. I mean, even I could get my window open! Sounds like a whole lot of trouble to sit al fresco just 5-feet above the trash of forty other apartment units. Still, I am working on some plans to transform it into my own paradise, or at least my own Fyre Fest VIP tent. [ more › ]...
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Welcome to TweeBeCa: Special Celebrity Edition!

Apr 28 2:10pm Tribeca Citizen
Liev Schreiber at Whole Foods! Charlotte Gainsbourg buying wrapping paper! Jake Gyllenhaal in notable shoes! And many more sightings, although this roundup goes B-list pretty fast.
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Flora, Fauna & Folk Riots: Janes Walk Tour of Washington Square Park with WSP Blog & WSP Eco-Projects May 5th

Apr 28 1:57pm Washington Square Park Blog
Join WSP Eco-Projects and Washington Square Park Blog on a special Jane’s Walk, fittingly in honor of Jane Jacobs (pictured above), who had a rich ... Read more... The post Flora, Fauna & Folk Riots: Jane’s Walk Tour of Washington Square Park with WSP Blog & WSP Eco-Projects May 5th appeared first on Washington Square Park Blog.
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Resistance Plane Returns To Mark 100 Days Of Trump: 'We Still Outnumber Him, Keep Fighting!'

Apr 28 1:38pm Gothamist
  When Donald Trump was sworn in as president in January, many otherwise defeated New Yorkers were comforted by the sight of a small plane flying over the west side of Manhattan with a banner reading: We Outnumber Him, Resist. [ more › ]...
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Get Your Tickets to Next Weeks Brownstoner Real Estate Conference Before They Sell Out

Apr 28 1:37pm Brownstoner
There’s still a few seats left for the first ever Brownstoner Real Estate Conference. Don’t miss your chance to learn from and mingle with the leaders in Brooklyn real estate this coming Wednesday, May 3. Get the inside scoop from experts on the Brooklyn economy and development, multifamily investing, office space… Read More > The post Get Your Tickets to Next Week’s Brownstoner Real Estate Conference Before They Sell Out appeared first on Brownstoner.
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Four Move-In Ready Houses to See This Weekend, Starting at $749K

Apr 28 1:03pm Brownstoner
It's going to be a warm one this weekend, and we all know what that means: your first chance this year to hit an open house in flip flops. If that doesn't excite you, perhaps one or all of our open house picks will. They include a Bed Stuy brownstone,… Read More > The post Four Move-In Ready Houses to See This Weekend, Starting at $749K appeared first on Brownstoner.
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These Doughnuts Will Get You Drunk & Other Ways To Eat Through The Weekend

Apr 28 12:36pm Gothamist
Fresh off an experiment making doughnuts out of entrees, The Doughnut Project in the West Village now turns its attention to cocktails in a new series that launched last Friday. The team has sought inspiration from local bars and their signature cocktails, and beginning this Friday it's The Bennett Doughnut inspired by the Everlasting Arms cocktail which includes: Cachasa, pineapple, banana liquor, falernum and gardenia mix. Check out the full schedule here. [ more › ]...
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In the News: Convicted Murderer Arrested in Battery Shooting

Apr 28 12:22pm Tribeca Citizen
Plus: Long-stalled Jackie Robinson Museum might actually move forward; the history of 145 Chambers; Seaport anniversary festivities; Tribeca artist Donald Sultan's collection of toy boats.
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NY Is #1 In Dead Whales

Apr 28 11:38am Gothamist
There's a lot for which New York ranks #1 nationwide. There's pizza, for instance, public transit, finding homes for abandoned pets, and of course, political corruption. Unfortunately, our fair town's found itself at the top of a not-so-great list—according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we had the most fatal humpback whale strandings last year. [ more › ]...
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Tony Danza

Apr 28 11:38am The Infatuation Feed
The Love Boat, The Practice, Family Guy, Broad City. Chances are, you know at least one of these shows. And what connects them? Tony Danza. The guy spans generations. Maybe you’ve seen him in Taxi, Angels in the Outfield, The Tony Danza Show, or The Tony Danza Show. No, that wasn’t a typo, and, yes, he’s had two shows named after himself. The point is, Tony Danza isn’t just a household name. He’s a workplace name. An apartment name. Probably even a frozen-foods-aisle-at-the-grocery-store name. And now’s your chance to hear about his favorite places to eat in NYC, including the 124-year old cheese shop he co-owns in Little Italy.tony's "perfect For" picks Patsy's Italian Restaurant Perfect For: Classic Italian 236 W 56th St “A four generation family joint on W. 56th St. There’s a belief, amongst we Italians, that if a restaurant can make meatballs, then they can probably make everything else. Well Sal and his crew at Patsy’s can make meatballs and everything else. Try the fra diavolo. As a bonus you might end up sitting where Mr. Sinatra once sat. Take a look at the statue of the man on the bar, then sit back and mangia.” Alleva Perfect For: Fresh Mozzarella and a Taste of Historic Little Italy 188 Grand St “Established in 1892, the star will celebrate its 125th anniversary in October. The oldest cheese store in America is located on Grand and Mulberry Street in the heart of the neighborhood. The mozzarella is made fresh every morning. At the counter you’ll find unmatched cold cut sandwiches and hot food. The eggplant and chicken parmigiana are out of this world. All kinds of Italian specialties and a great staff. You can get cannolis and gelato, and sit on the benches outside in front of the store.” Donohue's Steak House Perfect For: Great Steak and Even Better Company 845 Lexington Ave “Another legendary establishment, three generations in this case. The place is run by Maureen Donohue-Peters, one of the best hosts in the city. I was introduced to Donohue’s by my dear friend, the great Tita Cahn, of the late great Sammy Cahn. She likes to sit at the bar and take in the scene while we ea...
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Garden Design-Build Pros Groundworks Reveal Costs and Challenges of Creating a Backyard Eden

Apr 28 11:30am Brownstoner
Tired of struggling to grow a patch of lawn in the shade of your next-door neighbor’s pin oaks? Wondering how to fit a patio, play space, BBQ, dining area, vegetable garden and flower beds into a 20-foot-by-40-foot rectangle? Bummed about coming home from vacation to find your plantings looking dry… Read More > The post Garden Design-Build Pros Groundworks Reveal Costs and Challenges of Creating a Backyard Eden appeared first on Brownstoner.
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Forecast: Welcome To (Two) Days Of Summer!

Apr 28 10:37am Gothamist
A weak cold front passed through the city earlier this morning, pulling a warm air mass in behind it. While the day started out humid, foggy, and overcast, drier air is swiftly arriving and the sun should be out soon. As a result temperatures will climb to the mid 80s in northern New Jersey, lower 80s in the city and the 70s right along the coast. [ more › ]...
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Coffee Out, Poke In

Apr 28 9:46am Tribeca Citizen
A Tribeca café is being replaced by another restaurant serving the popular Hawaiian dish of poke.
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Investor in Defunct Grand Street Comfort Diner Says Former Owner Cheated Her out of $75K

Apr 28 9:46am Bowery Boogie
While Saluggi’s East pizzeria struggles to make its own mark on Grand Street, its predecessor is again in the mud. An investor in the bygone Comfort Diner claims in a lawsuit filed last week that the former owner cheated her out of $75,000 when he neglected to mention his massive $700,000 debt of back taxes. […]...
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Check Out The Light Show For The New Koscziusko Bridge

Apr 28 9:37am Gothamist
  After taking a victory lap on the new span earlier in the day, Governor Andrew Cuomo welcomed the shiny 21st century Koscziusko Bridge with a light show on Thursday night. Yes, a Billy Joel song kicked it off. [ more › ]...
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Brooklyn Real Estate Listings Six Months Later: All Four Sold

Apr 28 9:30am Brownstoner
This week, we're looking back to see how four of our featured listings from the fall fared on the market. Unusually, all four sold, three for below ask. First on our list is a house with distinctive ceilings. You don’t see ceilings like this every day, especially in an otherwise… Read More > The post Brooklyn Real Estate Listings Six Months Later: All Four Sold appeared first on Brownstoner.
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Apr 28 9:29am West Side RagWest Side Rag
A man was stabbed to death Thursday night outside the La Nueva Victoria restaurant on Broadway and 95th Street, according to NYPD.
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An Adorably Snug Workers Cottage in Kinderhook Asks $165K

Apr 28 9:00am Brownstoner
If you are looking to branch out of Brooklyn without breaking the bank, this worker's cottage in Kinderhook, N.Y., might make just the right charming retreat. Located just a short stroll from several museums in the historic town, the little house at 4 Railroad Avenue is history at a… Read More > The post An Adorably Snug Worker’s Cottage in Kinderhook Asks $165K appeared first on Brownstoner.
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Extra, Extra: A Very Shagadelic Oral History Of 'Austin Powers'

Apr 28 8:37am Gothamist
Because you would like to read an Austin Powers oral history, check out today's end-of-day links: con artist of Mar-a-Lago, mouse Coke, the woman who took down O'Reilly, 'Wag The Dog' TV series, Jesse Watters goes on sudden vacation, and puppy is total flopper. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,...
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Daily Links: Coney Islanders Want Ferry, Our Lady of Loreto Demolition Halted Temporarily

Apr 28 8:30am Brownstoner
In the News Why the Brooklyn-Queens Border Is Full of Dead People [NYT] Judge Calls Temporary Halt to Demolition of Our Lady of Loreto [Eagle] Michelle Williams Building Pool at Her Flatbush Mansion [Eagle] Coney Pols Demand Ferry Stop [BK Paper] De Blasio Ramps Up Airbnb Enforcement [Crain's] New Neighborhood Emerging on the Domino Refinery Site… Read More > The post Daily Links: Coney Islanders Want Ferry, Our Lady of Loreto Demolition Halted Temporarily appeared first on Brownstoner.
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Seen & Heard: Canal Street Markets Food Hall

Apr 28 5:30am Tribeca Citizen
Plus: More work happening at the former Almond space; another lighting store in Soho; parking in the middle of the street; She Inspires art exhibit; Art et Maison's new home; Guggenheim field trip.
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Under New Ownership, Moemen Becomes NYC Falafel Co. on Allen Street

Apr 28 5:11am Bowery Boogie
There’s been a change of the guard at Moemen, the Mediterranean snack shop at 201 Allen Street. Almost overnight, the signage was swapped and interior remodeled. In comes the blandly named NYC Falafel Co., offering up exactly what you’d imagine. Cheap eats geared toward the Hell Square hordes. They’re open past midnight every day except […]...
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Spanish Kicks Company Camper Christens New Lab on the Bowery

Apr 28 5:10am Bowery Boogie
It’s settled. You can finally purchase $285 sneakers on the Bowery. And right beside the Bowery Mission, no less. The Spanish footwear company, Camper, has you covered. The brand finally deposed the “coming soon” window skin from the facade of 221 Bowery last week to reveal its trendy CamperLab concept, a store we first told you […]...
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Parantha Alley Debuts at the Bowery Market on Monday

Apr 28 5:03am Bowery Boogie
Parantha Alley, the four-year-old veteran of the Brooklyn food fair scene, is headed for the Bowery. Its new stall inside the open-air Bowery Market debuts on Monday. For the last week or so, artist Colleen Kong-Savage has been painting an Indian-themed mural on the corrugated siding of the structure. Parantha Alley joins a fledgeling Bowery […]...
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Watch this Guy Knock Over a Motorcycle on Pike Street for No Apparent Reason [VIDEO]

Apr 28 5:00am Bowery Boogie
Here’s an interesting one… So, this guy was walking down Pike Street, between East Broadway and Henry Street, on Monday at 10:38pm and decided to upend a parked motorcycle. It’s clear that he was pissed off about something; he commits to pushing the vehicle onto the sidewalk when it refuses to budge after the first […]...
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Pier Six Settlement Talks Fail; BHAs Lawsuit Continues

Apr 27 10:38pm Brooklyn Heights Blog
The Eagle reports that settlement talks between the Brooklyn Heights Association, along with other community representatives, have failed. This comes as no surprise, as both sides have been adamant in their demands: the BHA and its allies for more green space on the Pier Six uplands and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation for two residential […]...
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Apr 27 9:17pm West Side RagWest Side Rag
Pieces of paper with Jewish stars and strange statements about Jewish landlords showed up on Columbus Avenue around 105th Street this week...
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Photos: Cuomo Drives FDR's Old Car Like A Big Boy Over New Koscziusko Bridge

Apr 27 5:37pm Gothamist
  Before the city blows the Koscziusko Bridge straight to hell, they have to open the new one. Well, we're part of the way there today, as half of the new bridge was officially opened by Governor Cuomo and a host of dignitaries, before it opens to traffic tonight at 11:30 p.m. Check out a time lapse of the construction of the new bridge: [ more › ]...
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Street Vendors Sue City After DOH Seizes & Disappears Their Food Carts

Apr 27 4:37pm Gothamist
A pair of street vendors are suing the city over what they say was an unconstitutional seizure and destruction of their property by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In both instances, the vendors say that health inspectors and cops took their carts from them without giving them a chance to challenge the seizures, and both have been unable to recover their property. [ more › ]...
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Ride Through The Night at This Years Brooklyn Bike Rave

Apr 27 3:00pm Brownstoner
The Brooklyn Bike Rave is back for another ride, allowing cyclists to hop on their bikes and take in a nocturnal Brooklyn along with lights and music. The bike rave will begin at sundown in Greenpoint, wind along the waterfront to Brooklyn Bridge Park and then loop back around into Dumbo… Read More > The post Ride Through The Night at This Year’s Brooklyn Bike Rave appeared first on Brownstoner.
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The Best Rooftop Bars In NYC

Apr 27 2:37pm Gothamist
We may have been denied blue skies and a beaming sun too often in recent weeks, but rooftop bar season is here at last. Many of the coveted al fresco spots in this city come with annoying crowds and overpriced drinks, but there are still a few boozy aeries that offer an elevated escape, or at least make the expense worthwhile. Here are our favorites; as always, leave yours in the comments. [ more › ]...
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Apr 27 2:37pm The Infatuation Feed
Downtown Culver City has had a rough stretch of restaurant closings, but the addition of BäcoShop pretty much wipes that all away. To put it simply, this place got it right. Opened by the Bäco Mercat people, this spot in the heart of downtown Culver essentially serves as the fast-casual version of their original DTLA restaurant. Think all those incredible bäco sandwiches (basically a Mediterranean pita taco), now under $10 and created solely for your (Sony) lunch hour. Skipping carbs this week? Don’t worry, any bäco can be made into a bowl too. The chile shrimp baco is our favorite, but don’t leave without getting an order of those hash brown balls.
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The Governor's Ball Food Lineup Is Here To Upstage The Music

Apr 27 1:37pm Gothamist
To hell with the music, we're going to Governor's Ball to get fed. The festival unleashed its lineup of food vendors this morning and it's chock full of all the places the Instagrammers have been waiting on line for as of late. You've got your raw cookie dough, your waffle cups, your Airstream burgers, your fish-shaped ice cream. What no avocado bar? File your complaints with curators The Infatuation. [ more › ]...
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Apr 27 1:37pm The Infatuation Feed
There’s a very specific feeling when some of your favorite things get together - a mixture of “fck yes!” and “I’m very nervous that this is all going to go to shit.” Like when your best friend from high school and your best friend from college become a couple. Or the time Gloria Estefan decided to do a song with NSync. Kismet is a combination of several excellent LA restaurants - the chefs from Madcapra run the kitchen, and the team from Animal, Son of a Gun, and Jon & Vinny’s help with everything else. But unlike the ramen burger, Kismet is a combination of great things that actually works. We’re assuming that this gang of people has some proprietary secret sauce locked away in a safe somewhere, because they’ve opened yet another restaurant that all of LA wants to hang out in. The space is like a lighter, brighter Jon & Vinny’s (with somehow even more straight-from-the-sauna blonde wood), and obviously there’s an excellent soundtrack. It’s slammed from lunch through happy hour through dinner, although we’ve had some low-key breakfasts here too. You can (and should) be driving across town for the giant platter of rabbit, but Kismet already feels like a local’s spot that’s been around for years. Jakob Layman The menu is what you’d expect from a modern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurant in Los Feliz - lots of vegetables, a general feeling of health, and food that wants you to take its picture using the depth effect feature on your impractically large iPhone. But don’t take any of this to mean that Kismet is scene over substance. The food here is really damn good. Like the little triangle-shaped lemony chicken pies, and the broccoli toast subbing in for the usual avocado, and the bread. We could write a thinkpiece on the various kinds of bread at Kismet alone. We won’t, but someone probably will. Kismet could have gone all wrong, but it didn’t. Just like the friends who ended up making a godson to teach bad words to, this mashup of our favorite things worked out well for us. And probably you too.Food Rundown Broccoli Toast You must order this. Only on the daytime menu, it’s a giant slab of bread slathered with house made labneh, giant chunks of roasted broccoli, citrus, and scattered with pumpkin seeds. Avocado toast who? Jakob Layman...
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Apr 27 1:36pm West Side RagWest Side Rag
What's that we smell? New coffee, pizza and Italian food!...
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Seen & Heard: The Great Tribeca Scavenger Hunt

Apr 27 12:59pm Tribeca Citizen
Plus: New building on Greenwich revealed; crossing guards on West Street; the design firm responsible for the Four Seasons plaza; Poem in Your Pocket Day at Poets House; 1st Precinct community meeting tonight; private tea pop-up.
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Airy Cobble Hill Condo With Greenhouse Windows, Private Terrace Asks $1.1 Million

Apr 27 12:42pm Brownstoner
This condo at 175 Pacific Street on one of the most charming blocks in Cobble Hill feels a little like a Parisian artists' loft with its greenhouse-style windows that open onto a private terrace. The light and airy perch features an open-plan living and dining room that is 23 feet… Read More > The post Airy Cobble Hill Condo With Greenhouse Windows, Private Terrace Asks $1.1 Million appeared first on Brownstoner.
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Amtrak Will Close Tracks Under Penn Station This Summer For Extensive Repairs

Apr 27 12:37pm Gothamist
It appears LIRR and NJ Transit commuters won't get a break from some of the madness that's plagued Penn Station of late—Amtrak says this summer they'll have to shut down some of the tracks under Penn Station for major repairs. And though hopefully that'll prevent derailments and other track-related problems in the future, it means commuters will likely still have to suffer more delays for an unspecified period of time. [ more › ]...
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The 10 Best Steakhouses In Chicago

Apr 27 12:37pm The Infatuation Feed
Chicago has always been a meat town. As a matter of fact, by our count, there are exactly 734 steakhouses in River North alone. Steak everywhere. It’s on the walls. And while this is a great thing for the carnivore in us all, it can also be a little overwhelming when you aren’t exactly sure where to go. Rather than leave your big night out up to chance, we’ve got you covered on which steakhouses to visit. Our favorites are a mix of new school and old school, but all places we like to hang for a big ol’ slab of meat plus the sides. If you’re going to drop big money for a big night on the town, make sure it’s worth it. In no particular order, here’s our current 10 favorite Chicago steakhouses.The Spots 1 RPM Steak River North 66 W Kinzie St 8.4 MAP RPM Steak exudes power, glamour, and sex appeal. It’s a trendy steakhouse built on some old-school roots. Speaking of sex appeal, this would be the place to wear your extra tight tuxedo t-shirt. 2 Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab River North 60 E Grand Ave 8.8 MAP Great steaks alone are good, but great steaks with a side of stone crab are even better. That’s the kind of surf and turf you need in your life, and that’s the kind of surf and turf Joe’s will provide. The original might be in Miami, but Joe’s Chicago has been...
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Apr 27 12:15pm West Side RagWest Side Rag
A crash near the intersection of 96th Street and Central Park West shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday left one person with serious injuries, according...
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Apr 27 11:57am West Side RagWest Side Rag
The San Remo looks even better when it's got four towers instead of two.
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Fort Greene Brownstone Duplex With Three Bedrooms, Mantels Asks $4,350 a Month

Apr 27 11:39am Brownstoner
This Fort Greene duplex is gracious and attractive, and located on a nice block in the Fort Greene Historic District, a stone's throw from Fort Greene park. It's on the second and third floors of a circa 1865 Italianate brownstone at 214 Carlton Avenue, between Dekalb and Willoughby. The floors are bridged… Read More > The post Fort Greene Brownstone Duplex With Three Bedrooms, Mantels Asks $4,350 a Month appeared first on Brownstoner.
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Drug Resistant 'Superbug' Fungus Attacking Patients In NY Hospitals

Apr 27 11:37am Gothamist
Local hospitals have been been struggling to stop a deadly, multi-drug resistant fungus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with 15 city hospitals reporting cases since the disease first came to the United States in 2013. Officials say most of the cases in the area were reported in the last year. [ more › ]...
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Chicago Cut Steakhouse

Apr 27 11:37am The Infatuation Feed
Every successful steakhouse in Chicago has an identity. Gene & Georgetti? It’s the old-school Italian steakhouse where you should also get a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. Gibsons? A straightforward classic with towering desserts. Swift & Sons? The cool industrial Fulton Market steakhouse. And Chicago Cut? It’s also extremely successful, so of course it has its own niche. Chicago Cut is the steakhouse you visit for a Power Meal. A Power Meal could mean a few things, including a corporate dinner, special occasion, or even a big Saturday night out because you haven’t had one in a while. And Chicago Cut is the king of Power Meals, because in a city full of fancy and expensive steakhouses, this is the most formal and expensive of the bunch. If you come expecting this, and are ready to spend on a serious meal, you’ll have a great time. Chicago Cut is particularly suited to Power Meals when you take into account where it’s located, right on the river at the base of an office building home to a top-level consulting company, a prestigious law firm where people get paid more than you, and Governor Rauner’s private equity firm. These businesses make Chicago Cut a go-to spot for corporate cards, but know that it also gets a steady stream of locals and regular people looking for a steakhouse Power Meal in River North. The food is classic Chicago steakhouse. Start with shrimp cocktails or the lobstercargot, throw in a caesar salad to cleanse the palate, and go in on a steak and sides. You have your choice of everything from a petite filet to a massive double-cut porterhouse. And while Chicago Cut is expensive, it’s not pretentious, so feel free sit back and relax. It’s fun in here, and a huge dining room with high ceilings and large glass windows overlooking the river help keep it lively and loud. Is Chicago Cut the right steakhouse for you? If you’re looking for a Power Meal, then Chicago Cut is excellent and the perfect spot. And if somebody else is paying for dinner, may we suggest a $135 porterhouse steak.Food Rundown Lobstercargot Like escargot, but with lobster. Maine poached lobster tail pieces cooked in garlic butter with melted havarti cheese and crostinis. One of our favorite appetizers anywhere. Crab & Avocado Crab and avocado go together like Bert and Ernie. Great starter. Cae...
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Bids for This Gramercy Park Brownstone Are Due May 12

Apr 27 11:30am Brownstoner
On May 18, MYC & Associates will present a rare opportunity to bid on 316 2nd Avenue, a 10-unit residential brownstone in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan. This prime redevelopment opportunity will reward the winning bid with a 2,167-square-foot lot. The units included are five two-bedrooms, four one-bedrooms, and… Read More > The post Bids for This Gramercy Park Brownstone Are Due May 12 appeared first on Brownstoner.
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Man Allegedly Stabs Teen To Death During Fight Over Seat In Queens Internet Cafe

Apr 27 10:37am Gothamist
A Queens teenager was fatally stabbed during a dispute in an Internet cafe in Flushing last night. According to police, 19-year-old Yangpu Fan was taken by private means to Booth Memorial Hospital, where officers responded to a 911 call around 11:45 p.m. [ more › ]...
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Kidding Around in the Prospect Park Playgrounds (Photos)

Apr 27 10:00am Brownstoner
Relive the days when you swung with abandon and dug enthusiastically in sandboxes with a glance through vintage photos of kids at play in Prospect Park in the early 20th century. While theories about play in parks have changed over time -- many hardscape playgrounds have been redesigned with… Read More > The post Kidding Around in the Prospect Park Playgrounds (Photos) appeared first on Brownstoner.
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Sad Trombone: LIRR Morning Commute Delays Following Penn Station Track Defect

Apr 27 9:37am Gothamist
You know how there was that story from yesterday, about how Penn Station was supposed to get worse before it gets better? Well, the worsening is already underway this morning, as Long Island Rail Road commuters have been dealing with delays following a Penn Station track defect. [ more › ]...
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Its Time to End the Cauldron of Honking Horns at Clinton and Grand Streets [Guest Post]

Apr 27 9:34am Bowery Boogie
The following guest post was written by Matt Marello, a resident of the Seward Park Co-op, who is fed up with the ongoing traffic bottleneck at Grand and Clinton Streets. There once was a quiet, peaceful neighborhood on the Lower East Side, where birds sang, children played, and the elderly could cross the street without being […]...
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In the News: More on the Forthcoming Jewish Deli

Apr 27 9:32am Tribeca Citizen
Plus: Oculus escalator malfunction leads to injuries; New York Ranger roommates in Battery Park City; neighbors concerned about noise from co-working space; Trump Soho restaurant closed; head of the New York Academy of Art; floral designer Ken Fulk; FiDi stabbing.
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Apr 27 9:11am West Side RagWest Side Rag
Several groups that are opposing a group of breakaway Democrats plan to meet with State Senator Marisol Alcantara, who represents part...
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The Insider: Young Designers Dumbo Digs Showcase the Work of Local Artists

Apr 27 9:00am Brownstoner
Expect to hear a lot more about Max Aboody, an emerging designer and interiors stylist whose own one-bedroom, 700-square-foot condo, which he chose for its graphic steel-framed windows and view of a cobbled Dumbo street, is a good example of both his design sensibilities and the way he keeps a lid… Read More > The post The Insider: Young Designer’s Dumbo Digs Showcase the Work of Local Artists appeared first on Brownstoner.
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Daily Links: Bay Ridge Assemblymember Preps Mayoral Run, Citi Bike Expands in Crown Heights

Apr 27 8:30am Brownstoner
In the News A Look at Dutch Farmhouses in Flatlands [Eagle] Two New Groups to Negotiate on Pier 6 Towers [BK Paper] CB2 Skips Weigh In On Controversial School Building [BK Paper] Malliotakis Takes First Steps Toward Mayoral Run [BK Reporter] Rent-Stabilized Tenants Face Likely Rent Hike [Gothamist] Town Hall Scheduled on Caton Market Reconstruction [Q… Read More > The post Daily Links: Bay Ridge Assemblymember Preps Mayoral Run, Citi Bike Expands in Crown Heights appeared first on Brownstoner.
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Spotlight: Floratech

Apr 27 5:30am Tribeca Citizen
I grew up with so many Michaels, says Michael Collarone, explaining how he became known as Mikey Flowers. Mikey Navy wanted to be in the Navy. Mikey Fires wanted to be a firefighter. I was the Mikey who knew flowers. His floral design firm, Floratech, has been in Tribeca for three decades, and he has the stories to prove it.
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With Pizza-Speakeasy at 1 Ludlow Street Canceled, Popular Village Bistro Mimi Signs on

Apr 27 5:15am Bowery Boogie
Those grand plans to install a pizzeria and basement speakeasy at the three-pointed 1 Ludlow Street totally tanked. But that’s obvious. Partially built out, this unique address was to become Ludlow Inn and Three Points, with both Numero 28 principals and Shingo Gokan respectively on tap. Word on the street is that there was allegedly some […]...
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I.M. Pastry Studio Takes Stall Inside Essex Street Market

Apr 27 5:12am Bowery Boogie
Brooklyn-based pastry peddlers, I.M. Pastry Studio, just signed a lease inside the Essex Street Market. The stall chosen is near the northernmost entrance to the building, in what was formerly the seating area for Tra La La juicery. Teaser signage now hangs from the security gate. I.M. Pastry Studio is aiming for an opening later […]...
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