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–At a rally in Confucius Plaza to show solidarity with Hong Kong activists, pro-Beijing counter protesters apparently threw bottles at those in attendance. [Gothamist]

–Four …

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–An in-depth look at opposition to the city’s plan to demolish East River Park and rebuild it in the name of resiliency. [Indypendent]

–The city …

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–Local resident and hedge fund manager Aaron Sosnick is apparently the mystery buyer of the Boys’ Club building on East 10th Street. [Crain’s]

–New tenant …

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–Groundbreaking took place for the new Union Square “tech hub.” [Patch]

–Two new studies challenge the conventional wisdom regarding gentrification. [New York Magazine]

–Some people …

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–FDR Drive is back open this morning after a crane smashed into a building at NYCHA’s Riis Houses yesterday. Fortunately no one was injured. [Channel …

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–Lower East Side community groups forge ahead with plans to rezone the Two Bridges area, while a judge is set to rule August 2 on …

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–There was a dramatic scene outside First Choice Barber Shop on Stanton Street yesterday after a customer went after a man with a knife. [Daily …

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–A legal setback for JDS Development’s proposed mega-tower, which would be built over a low-income senior building in the Two Bridges area. An appeals court …

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–A hearing on the mayor’s borough-based jail plan drew angry protests this week. [Gothamist]

–Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer thinks the local community needs more …

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–Select Bus Service began on 14th Street today, but without a car-restricted busway after a judge put that part of the plan on hold. [Channel …

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–The New Museum has revealed renderings of its 60,000 expansion on the Bowery. [New York Times]

–Meanwhile the New Museum’s union staged a rally outside …

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–Community Board 3 tonight votes on the land use application for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. It’s likely to be a contentious meeting. You …

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–At a public hearing, Lower East Side residents call for more community input into the East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan. [Villager]

–At least some small …

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–After decades in Puerto Rico, Ruth Santiago moved back to the Lower East Side, renting a below-market rate apartment in the Essex Crossing project. [New …

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–A report from the Cooper Square Committee shows that the 2008 rezoning of the East Village/Lower East Side created only 55% of the below-market-rate apartments …