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–One in four luxury apartments in NYC are unsold. “The single largest reason the Lower East Side tops the list is because of the massive …

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–Deputy Mayor Vicki Been scolds local elected officials who fight the city’s development agenda, saying lawsuits such as the ones holding up the proposed East …

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–Local City Council members are reportedly pushing for height reductions in the mayor’s proposed borough-based jails. [Queens Daily Eagle]

–“For the first time, …

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–Cops are looking for a suspect who groped a 19-year-old woman inside a building near Ludlow and Broome streets. [Channel 7]

–A community-driven campaign has …

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–A display put up in support of pro-Democracy protesters in Hong Kong has been vandalized twice in a week. [Gothamist]

–A man died after he …

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–A police officer who was based at the 7th Precinct has reportedly agreed to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit for $125,000. [Daily News]

–The City …

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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 …