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Commish Defends Garden Plan, Kampuchea Closing, Richard Price Back in the Hood

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  • Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe “sets the record straight” on community gardens (Post).
  • Another look at Tuesday’s public hearing on community gardens (Gog Log).
  • New York voters will weigh in on term limits once again (NYT).
  • Councilmember Margaret Chin emphasizes community outreach after two recent suicides in Chinatown (DE, World Journal)

  • Liz Weinstein is Michael Bloomberg’s new director of operations. Weinstein is married to State Senator Daniel Squadron (Gotham Gazette).
  • CAAAV/Organizing Asian Communities has a new director (CAAAV).
  • Kampuchea will close and reopen as “something else.” Owner Ratha Chaupoly says the restaurant was turning a profit but the overhead was too steep in a neighborhood that is “not as happening” as it once was (Grub Street).
  • Hanging out in the neighborhood with “Lush Life’s” Richard Price (New Yorker).
  • Jesuit school moving from the neighborhood, or to put it another way, “Last poor person related thing leaving the Lower East Side.” (Gawker)
  • Brooklyn boutique takes over Orchard Street Guitar Man storefront (Bowery Boogie).
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