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–The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved plans for a condo building on the site of the 2nd Avenue gas explosion. [Curbed]

–Reminder: There’s a vigil …

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–A new city jail could rise 40 stories above 80 Centre St., where the marriage bureau is located. [Daily News]

–There’s a public hearing tonight …

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–Target did its best to antagonize the East Village, but at least some shoppers say they’ll shop the new 14th Street store anyway. [Racked]

–The …

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–Cops are looking for a group who slashed a man on the face Sunday afternoon near South Street and Market Slip. [New York Post]

–Target …

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–On Friday night, local activists will mark 20 years since the auction that put CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center in the hands of developer Gregg Singer. …

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–The city very rarely issues noise violations to bars and clubs after residents contact 311 with complaints. [Channel 4]

–East Broadway, once known as “Little …

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–The city’s comptroller says renters on the Lower East Side and in Chinatown are forced to pay 15 percent of their annual income for first …

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–A 103-year-old man in a wheelchair wandered off from Columbus Park. An alert Lower East Side couple helped find him. [Channel 7]

–A resident at …

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–The City Council’s hearing on the Union Square Tech Training Center takes place tomorrow. [EV Grieve]

–The Landmarks Preservation Commission will review plans for a …

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–“Asian-American community leaders say that in New York, far from being the “model minority” — a term many view as disparaging and inaccurate — they …

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–“Between the East Village and the Lower East Side, there are 1,004 new units either on the market or in the pipeline.” This means the …

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–A recap of last night’s televised debate between U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney and challenger Suraj Patel. [Politico]

–At a City Council hearing, it quickly became …

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–The developers of Essex Crossing have scored financing to pay down their $16.9 million construction loan at 175 Delancey St., a senior residential building. “The …

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–“Gentrification’s Empty Victory;” A long read on the lengthy struggle between developer Gregg Singer and neighborhood activists over the future of the former P.S. 64. …

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–Seven Chinatown residents resumed a hunger strike, four months after they and dozens of fellow tenants were displaced from 85 Bowery. [Daily News]

–The Department …