Officials Investigate Upper East Side Synagogue Fire; IRS May Want Money From the Guy Who Caught Derek Jeter’s 3,000th Hit


Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the four-alarm fire that ripped through the Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue, which had been under reconstruction, at East 85th Street last night. 170 firefighters responded, a few suffering minor injuries. No one was inside at the time of the blaze. The rabbi says the congregation will rebuild, though the damage is considerable. [NY1]

Senator Daniel Daniel Squadron has asked for a full review of the L and F lines following yesterday’s report that people actually do want to use subways on the weekends. The MTA is in the process of responding. [DNA Info]

Christian Lopez, the guy who caught Jeter’s 3,000th hit at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, may owe a bunch of cash to the IRS since the Yankees gave him free season tickets, among other things. [NYT]

Friends of Ray Deter, the owner of d.b.a., who died on July 3 after a bike accident, celebrated him with a second line march last night in the East Village. [EV Grieve]

51% of iPad owners use theirs on a couch or easy chair; only 6% use them in their offices. Bathrooms were not included in the survey. [LAT]

Lower East Side bar the Magician has used the crackdown on underage drinking to ban babies from the premises. [Eater]