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–Meenakshi Srinivasan, chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, has resigned. Many preservation activists considered her, “hostile to historic preservation.” [New York Times]

–The new “nightlife …

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–Last month, we reported on concerns expressed by local residents about the city’s plans for an East River flood barrier. Cable news has now picked …

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–Firefighters responded to the Allen Street bar, Marshall Stack, rescuing a guy who got locked inside last night. [New York Post]

–Isn’t it a little …

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–NYCHA’s embattled chair, Shola Olatoye, is stepping down. [New York Times]

–HSBC has lent CitizenM $82.5 million to refinance its new hotel at 189 Bowery. …

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–The city’s new “nightlife mayor,” Ariel Palitz, faces skepticism from some locals in the East Village/Lower East Side, while others are convinced she’s the right …

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Here are some of the locally-relevant stories that caught our eye this week:

–Jared Kushner’s real estate company may have falsified records to look like …

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–After a City Council rezoning vote, the developer of a Sutton Place condo tower temporarily halts construction. This is one to watch — as the …

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–At least five boats in the NYC Ferry fleet have been pulled from service to repair holes. The Post calls the defects “potentially disastrous leaks.” …

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–Due to high vacancy rates in shopping districts like Soho, Manhattan retail rents are now experiencing their “deepest and longest slump” in 17 years. [New …

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–There was reportedly a casting call and an offer of payment for a rally orchestrated against the return of the old P.S. 64 building to …

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–The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation steps up its crusade for a rezoning of the area below Union Square with a Wednesday rally. The …

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–More on Julian Simpson, the Australian diplomat who plunged to his death on Clinton Street. [The Australian]

–While the mayor’s revised housing plan makes some …

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–Workforce referral networks, like the LES Employment Network, are all the rage. The organization is involved in tonight’s Essex Crossing jobs forum. [City Limits]

–New …

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–Before his re-election, the mayor promised the city would try to reacquire the former CHARAS/P.S. 64 building. The mayor’s office has declined to comment about …

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–Steve Cuozzo says the oversaturated hotel market is ruining New York City. “The new Hotel 50 Bowery, at that address, has a fine place to …