GLOBE-TROTTING surfer who moved to the city just months ago was killed early Monday when he tripped on some trash and fell into the path of a city garbage truck, police said. Andrew Schoonover, 31, was crossing E. 84th St. in Manhattan about 1:20 a.m. when he was struck and killed by the Department of Sanitation vehicle. The truck driver remained on the scene and was not charged. The popular pizzeria Two Boots received a summons for a sidewalk obstruction. A manager had no comment.
An exclusive area of New York's Upper East Side, where the median price for a home is $6.5 million and the most expensive will reach $40 million, has become the priciest address code in the United States, according to Forbes.
The tree-lined streets that border Central Park and the East River and run from E. 61th to E. 69th streets, home to media mogul Rupert Murdoch and cosmetic tycoon Ronald Perelman, bumped Alpine, New Jersey from its perch on the annual list.
François Payard and his partner, Marlon Abela, are returning to the Upper East Side, just steps from the original Payard patisserie and restaurant, which closed in 2009. The new place is all Parisian elegance.
“No bread,” Mr. Payard said, making the distinction between this patisserie, or pastry shop, and a boulangerie, a more general bakery, like the one he has on West Houston Street. “People will complain that I’m being too French but this will be just a pastry shop, like in France, more refined than the bakery. I need to be more feminine on the Upper East Side.”
Harlem's main shopping strip on 125th Street has attracted an H&M, an Old Navy and a smattering of trendy eateries, but the area still doesn't have a major grocery store. Now it is getting a Whole Foods.
The high-end grocery story is making a push uptown with plans to open two new locations in Harlem and the Upper East Side. One site is on West 125th Street and Lenox Avenue and another is at 87th Street and Third Avenue, in a new development by Jeff Sutton's Wharton Properties, which also recently signed a deal with Burlington Coat Factory for the site.
The police shut down a prostitution ring that used apartments on the Upper East Side, in the Financial District, and Midtown to offer Asian hookers to clients. William Thomas, 42, was arrested for promoting prostitution after he met with a client—who was actually an undercover cop.
The Daily News reports that Thomas, who lives in Fort Greene, "brazenly flaunted his stable of Asian hookers, shown posing topless and in lingerie, on the websites E4AKorea.com and E4ANY.com. In the ads, the brothels offered clients the 'girlfriend experience.' 'GFE's do multipop on an hour rate basis,' the websites tout, indicating the hooker would have sex multiple times."