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–City Council Speaker Corey Johnson says of the city’s decision to approve three massive projects in the Two Bridges area, “We look forward to seeing …

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–A NYU professor and historian says it would be wrong for the New York Archdiocese to sell the former Church of the Nativity to a …

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–The city’s controversial plan to build a huge new jail at 80 Centre St. has been scrubbed, “mainly over difficulties relocating all the existing tenants …

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–Jared and Joshua Kushner have apparently scooped up the Hotel on Rivington. The 20-story property was developed by Paul Stallings, who has operated the hotel …

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–New renderings show the former Sunshine Cinema’s “icy replacement,” a glassy commercial building that “couldn’t be further removed from the community or its surroundings.” [City …

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Bar slashing in the East Village, election day roundup, Devon opens on Broome Street, bridge banners. …

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–The Lower East Side is well-represented in the Michelin Guide’s new Bib Gourmand list (reserved for restaurants in which you can supposedly order two courses …

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–A “dirt carpet will cover well liked amenities like the running track, amphitheater, and other renovated fields” at East River Park. Yes, that running track …

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–The City Council finally held a hearing yesterday on proposed legislation to give commercial tenants some lease renegotiation rights. Property owners refer to the proposal …

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–“How a garden for the poor became a playground for the rich.” The residents of a Section 8 building on Stanton Street try to adjust …

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–Local residents are gearing up to protest the proposed Two Bridges mega-towers at a meeting of the City Planning Commission on Wednesday. [NY1]

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–Deep in this article you’ll find a bit of interesting news revealed at CB3’s transportation committee meeting: “Sean Quinn, the DOT’s senior director of bicycle …

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–While the Small Business Jobs Survival Act will finally get a City Council hearing this month, some activists are convinced City Council members will not …

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–An appeals court ruling means Sheldon Silver will likely stay out of jail until next year. A decision on his appeal will probably not come …

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–After working with the community for four years to design an East River flood barrier, the city suddenly shifts gears and overhauls the long-delayed East …