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Upper East Side Development Plan Takes Out Four Restaurants at Once

Some of the pigs at Pig Heaven. A real estate developer has spent $44.8 million for a parcel that now includes six buildings on Second Avenue between 80th and 81st Streets, and plans to build an incoming high-rise mean that all the restaurants along the strip are being forced to close and relocate. Show More Summary

Photos: What Governors Island Looked Like Before You Could Go There

   Yesterday we took a look at some "ruin porn" around New York City—you know, those crumbling and abandoned places that we can't look away from, so beautiful in their decay. The best "ruin porn," on the abandoned side of the spectrum existed on Governors Island around 2000, after the Coast Guard vacated but before it became a public space. Show More Summary

Intent Media raises $23M, looks to expand

Ad-tech firm Intent Media does a foolish-sounding thing: It talks travel sites like Expedia or Orbitz into running ads from their competitors. The SoHo-based firm has had so much success with that... To view the full story, click the title link.

A look behind CIT's big deal

CIT Group made a big splash on Tuesday when it agreed to acquire OneWest, a California-based thrift, for $3.4 billion. The deal significantly boosts CIT’s deposit base, which means it can make... To view the full story, click the title link.

Bushwick Principal Accused Of Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

A Bushwick principal has been reassigned after authorities say they caught her smuggling heroin and prescription drugs into an upstate prison. [ more › ]

Red Star Bringing Asian-American Sandwiches To Boerum Hill

   There's yet another newcomer on the sandwich beat in Brooklyn, this time bringing some Asian flair to ingredients encased in bread. Brothers Gibson and Johnson Ho have opened up Red Star, serving sammies, tots, bacon-on-a-stick and other goodies to the folks in Boerum Hill. Show More Summary

Nearly Half of Crumbs Locations Won’t Be Reopening

Downsized. While it's pretty unclear what Crumbs of the Future will actually sell — mail-order gluten-free cupcakes in jars? Dippin' Dots? — one sure thing is that, for at least 21 stores, the answer is nothing at all. The company's attorney says "most unprofitable" Crumbs locations have had their leases rejected. Show More Summary

Court hits Obamacare with federal setback

President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul suffered a potentially crippling blow as a U.S. appeals court ruled the government can't give financial assistance to anyone buying coverage on the... To view the full story, click the title link.

CIT agrees to buy OneWest Bank for $3.4B in cash, stock

CIT Group Inc. agreed to buy IMB Holdco, the parent company of OneWest Bank, for $3.4 billion in cash and stock, according to a statement from the New York-based commercial lender. IMB Holdco... To view the full story, click the title link.

Creative class migrates deeper into Brooklyn, Queens

Searching for a creative community where there were plenty of opportunities to learn from other artists and collaborate, illustrator and designer Meera Lee Patel began apartment-hunting in Brooklyn... To view the full story, click the title link.

Whoops: Prisoner Accidentally Released From Rikers A Year Early

Correction officers at Rikers committed a major "oopsie" last week when they accidentally released an inmate who wasn't slated to leave the jail for another year. [ more › ]

AriZona Bringing Fine Oak-Aged Iced Tea to Convenience Stores Everywhere

Some real vintage tea. The folks at AriZona, fine beverage specialists that they are, will now try to fancify black tea for bodega-going "connoisseurs" by steeping it in American oak rather than, say, the easier route of just going 100 percent orange pekoe. Show More Summary

13 New Burgers That Demand Your Attention

Daniel Humm's staff assembles one mean burger. In this patty-mad city, there is high-end burger royalty (Minetta Tavern, the Spotted Pig), outstanding no-frills options (JG Melon, Shake Shack), iconic stand-alones that create their very...Show More Summary

Beauty, bling and art attract overseas buyers

New York City doesn't typically spring to mind as a hub for locally manufactured exports—but distant buyers are snapping up products made in the five boroughs at a clip. Total exports for New... To view the full story, click the title link.

I Don't Think I Want to Be a Mother, and That Should Be Acceptable

I absolutely adore children. Or rather, I adore them as long as I can escape from them at the end of the day. And I think that is perfectly OK. Yet, each time I inform people that I don't have a burning desire to have my own children...Show More Summary

Correcting a Recent Erroneous Story

I'd like to correct a recent erroneous story concerning my experience at the Pure Flow Spa on the morning of July 9th. At approximately 8:30 AM I had finished enriched oxygen treatment in the hyperbaric chamber and the chamber automatically turned off as planned. Show More Summary

Surrender, Brooklyn: Mysterious White Flag Tops Brooklyn Bridge

    A large white flag, possibly indicating a complete surrender to the forces of gentrification, has been spotted atop the Brooklyn Bridge. Several tipsters have sent us photos of the flag, which upon closer inspection appears to be a whitewashed or weathered American flag. So maybe it's America that's "over," not Brooklyn? [ more › ]

Help The NYPD Catch This Bearded, Tattooed Williamsburg Bike Thief

The NYPD has released surveillance video of a man they say committed grand larceny in Brooklyn. According to investigators, last Monday, July 14, at 8:50 p.m., a man entered 174 North 5th Street in Williamsburg and proceeded to remove a tenant's Trek bicycle from the stairwell. [ more › ]

Fast-Food Chains Apologize As China’s Expired Meat Scandal Widens

Thrown out. As bad as yesterday's news that several fast-food restaurants in China, including McDonald's and Pizza Hut, were serving "recycled meat" was, it looks like the situation has worsened with the revelation that Husi Food Co Ltd also supplied expired meat to Starbucks, Burger King, and other chains throughout the country. Show More Summary

Verizon 2Q profit rises 93%

Verizon is reporting that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after securing full ownership of Verizon Wireless. Profit jumped to $4.32 billion from $2.25 billion, or 78 cents per share. Net... To view the full story, click the title link.

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