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–New York City Transit chief Andy Byford dropped in on a Community Board 3 meeting this week, promising to fully vet the governor’s L Train …

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–In a look at what’s ahead for New York real estate in 2019, there’s speculation about the impact of the huge One Manhattan Square project …

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–A woman was killed on Leonard Street last night after being struck by an intercity bus. The bus had picked up passengers on Allen Street …

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–The city has agreed to hold off on final approval of the massive new towers in the Two Bridges area until a February hearing. The …

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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]

–Here’s more …