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Morning Reads: Co-op Rejects Bargain Apartment Sale, New Museum’s 2012 Triennial, Celebrating at St. Mark’s Bookshop

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  • The Seward Park Cooperative rejects the sale of an apartment bought at public auction for $33,000. Now the would-be purchaser is suing the co-op and Chase Home Finance (Daily News).
  • Aiding the 1%? Rep. Carolyn Maloney comes under criticism for pushing to gut an already “ineffectual” law regulating Wall Street (Salon).
  • Activists release study showing the effects of gentrification in Two Bridges area (Real Deal).
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will apparently support the governor’s push to legalize casino gambling (Daily News).
  • Community activists gather to celebrate their successful campaign to save the St. Mark’s Bookshop (DNA Info).
  • Excerpt: “Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul.” (Tablet)
  • “Artistic Resistance” is a major theme of the second Triennial, coming to the New Museum in February (NYT),
  • Noah Wildman did not choose the knish… the knish chose him (Tablet).


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  1. In a nutshell: gambling to raise revenue on the backs of
    low-income people, “non-strident resistance” from the hedge-fund run art
    museum, help for the 1%, and the steady removal of Chinese people to make room
    for well off whites, etc.

    Maybe we need a tax on millionaires? Housing protection for
    our community? And I’m thinking a bit of strident and actual resistance from

    At least a bookstore was saved.

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