Afternoon Bulletin: Zaha Hadid’s Chelsea Design, Raccoons Ransack West Harlem

Raccoons destroy property and eat pets in West Harlem, a Zaha Hadid design is brought to life in West Chelsea, and more

Zaha Hadid visits the Riverside Museum, her first major public commission in the UK on June 9, 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland.
One the last buildings designed by the late Zaha Hadid is set to rise in Chelsea.

One of the last buildings designed by celebrated architect Zaha Hadid before she passed away in March is set to rise in West Chelsea. The Moinian Group has filed plans for an 11-story condominium project at 2201 11th Ave, featuring penthouses and a “world-class cultural institution,” the group said in a statement. The building will soar to 145 feet and house a floor of amenities, including an exercise room and pool. The developer will launch sales when construction begins in 2017. (DNAinfo)

Shots were fired at two police officers around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Flatbush-Ditmas Park area. The Sergeants Benevolent Association said on Facebook that the two officers were on foot patrol at Ditmas Avenue and East 23rd Street when a dark sedan with tinted windows approached them, “made a statement about getting them” and then opened fire. The association said four men were in the vehicle, which was later found abandoned in another part of Brooklyn. Police said no one was injured and it is unclear how many shots were fired. No arrests have been made. (New York Times)

Gotta catch ‘em all—together? Pokédates, the world’s first Pokémon Go dating service, launched on Wednesday to the excitement of single Pokéfans. The service, created by dating site Project Fixup, targets Pokémon Go fans and will arrange dates between two “trainers” at Pokéstops or Gyms. Players looking for love will be matched based on their answers to a questionnaire and their availability. Once a couple is matched, they are sent an email confirming the time and meeting place of their date. After that, singles will have to lure in their match by themselves. (Daily News)

Nearly 30 protesters picketed the headquarters of the city’s largest police union on Wednesday morning, with several chaining themselves to the lobby security turnstiles. Ten protesters stormed the lobby of 125 Broad St. at around 9 a.m. in an attempt to reach the office of the Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, but were blocked by security at the turnstiles. After being stopped, some of the protestors chained themselves together while others sat on the floor. Security cut their chains and replaced them with handcuffs, charging the protesters with disorderly conduct and trespass. (Daily News)

A group of striped bandits have infiltrated—or rather, infested—the streets of West Harlem. A batch of raccoons have been terrorizing residents living in brownstones on West 121st St. for the past month. Residents are claiming that the raccoons have ransacked food from their pantries, damaged property and left dirty paw prints on their floors, but they have received little to no assistance from city officials. Some even said a raccoon ate a turtle and a fish in the backyard pond of former mayoral candidate Bill Thompson’s home, leaving the shell of the turtle behind as evidence. (DNAinfo)

Afternoon Bulletin: Zaha Hadid’s Chelsea Design, Raccoons Ransack West Harlem