Police say a 36-year-old man was discovered dead (with neck and torso injuries) Tuesday afternoon at the base of a Union Avenue staircase. [DNA Info]

East Village resident Shaquille Fuller, 24, was sentences to at least 50 years in prison for several charges, including two Avenue D shootings (one of which was fatal). [DNA Info]

According to a Hunter College study, between 2013 and 2016, the number of reported rapes on the Lower East Side rose almost 45 percent. [Gothamist]

Paperwork was submitted for a three-story commercial building on Berry Street in Williamsburg. [The Real Deal]

Chinese restaurant Le Xia will reportedly soon occupy the E. 7th Street address that houses Surma Books and Music for nearly a century. [EV Grieve]

Check out pictures from Grammy-nominated singer Halsey’s recent concert at the Lower East Side’s The Angel Orensanz Foundation. [Observer]

Broome Street eatery The Lucky Bee reopens today after a rent-payment hiccup. [Bowery Boogie]

Ashley Olsen attended the opening of Chrystie Street’s PUBLIC hotel Tuesday evening. [PAPER]