According to the NYPD, Sunday night’s fire inside the 167-year-old Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue was an act of arson. [Bowery Boogie]
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Restauranteur Keith McNally will shutter 14-year-old Lower East Side spot Schiller’s Liquor Bar at the end of the summer. [Eater NY]
More than 100 firefighters helped quell the blaze in last night’s three-alarm fire at Norfolk Street’s Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synsgogue. Two of them were treated for minor injuries. [DNA Info]
Now hospitalized in stable condition, a cyclist was hurt after riding the wrong way down Morgan Street and crashing into an NYPD SUV around 2 a.m. this morning. [DNA Info]
John Joseph, lead singer of the punk band the Cro-Mags, says he helped thwart the theft of two bikes Tuesday night in the East Village. [Bowery Boogie]
Check out a new rendering of the forthcoming Ace Hotel on Bowery, which is aiming for a Spring 2018 opening date. [Bowery Boogie]
Williamsburg construction company owner Michael Weiss was indicted on multiple charges yesterday stemming from the September 2015 death of an 18-year-old laborer on one of his properties. [The Real Deal]
Jared Kushner’s family real estate firm is no longer vying for 95 acres of New Jersey land that it had intended to develop and market to Williamsburg’s Orthodox Jewish population. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »
In the past seven years, 170K residents have vacated Brooklyn, the biggest exodus from an NYC borough. [Crain’s NY]
City Councilman Rafael Espinal, who represents Bushwick and other neighborhoods, is lobbying for a new Office of Nightlight that would be overseen by a “night mayor.” [Gothamist]
An East Village resident was fined for charging $446/night for her city-subsidized apartment on Airbnb. [NY Daily News]
Chef Damon Wise—a recent transplant from South Carolina after years of working in NYC—returned back to the South (Atlanta) after helming Greenpoint eatery Sauvage for four months. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »
Yesterday afternoon, a dead man was found floating in the East River near 14th Street. Police believe he was 24 years old and homeless. [Town & Village]
According to new details released by the Brooklyn District Attorney, when 26-year-old off-duty police officer Stefan Hoyte crashed into a car on the Williamsburg Bridge in mid-March, he was driving 111 miles per hour. The crash killed another car passenger, Amanda Miner, who was celebrating her 21st birthday that evening. [Bowery Boogie]
David Green, 33, turned himself into police after allegedly shooting and killing Byron Elder, 22, Saturday afternoon on Scholes Street.
Police are looking to for Victor Colon, 60, who allegedly sexually assaulted multiple women between Sunday and Monday.
City Councilman Rafael Espinal, who represents Bushwick and other neighborhoods, wants the Housing Preservation and Development commission to release yearly reports on where bedbug infestations have been reported, which New Yorkers could chart on an online map. [ABC 7 NY]
Family members of a man who died in the Spring 2017 East Village gas line explosion are lobbying to name a pair of streets in the victims’ honor.
During the first and last weekends of May, there will be no L train service from Brooklyn to Manhattan. [DNA Info]
Williamsburg residents are voicing their concerns about the DNA Info]