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–The politics of Beth Israel’s dramatic downsizing: “After recent fights over the closings of St. Vincent’s in Manhattan and Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, …

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–An advisor to the deputy mayor for health and human services, emails show, was in communication with Rivington House’s owner in late 2014. The new …

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–Remember the Orchard Street sign that read, “Muslims must wear identity jackets at all times.” The signs have popped up throughout the city and have …

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–Beth Israel is expected to announce its downsizing plan within two weeks. [Crain‘s]

–Editorial: The prosecution of Steve Croman is a start but much more …

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–Sheldon Silver asks a federal judge to delay his imprisonment until appeals are exhausted. One reason cited in court papers: an anticipated U.S. Supreme Court …

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–At the same time city officials were lifting a deed restriction at Rivington House last November, they were making a similar move at a building …

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–Your odds of winning an affordable housing lottery on the city’s website: 1000 to 1. There’s been a surge in applications during the last couple …

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–Condos on the site of a former Salvation Army shelter on the Bowery will start at $6.5 million. [Curbed]

–Jones LES, the new rental building …

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–Construction on East Houston Street has entered its sixth year. While promises have been made about completing the project this year, “details remain vague.” [Channel …

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–U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez is taking on Chinatown landlord Joseph Betesh. [Daily News]

–The city’s health department plans to inspect all of Raphael Toledano’s buildings …

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–The City Council today is expected to vote in favor of a law imposing a plastic bag fee. Local Council member Margaret Chin is a …

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–Just another day on Canal Street: “A Chinatown bus driver was so enraged that two thieves stole luggage under his bus that he unleashed his …

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–Video shows the beating of a restaurant manager on East Broadway who had come to the aid of a waitress. Police arrested the man seen …

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–A high-ranking official in the de Blasio administration was told in May of 2014 that the operator of Rivington House wanted to remove all deed …

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–A contractor, Jepol Construction, was slapped with a violation from the Buildings Department for the hydraulic crane mishap at 133 Essex St. on Monday. The …