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–Editorial: “Mayor de Blasio says he’s ‘not happy’ about a growing scandal involving the sale of a Lower East Side AIDS-care facility to a developer who’s now going to use the site for luxury condos. Not happy? He should be furious… Whether it was sheer incompetence, as the mayor suggests, or under-the-table cronyism at work, Team de Blasio has an awful lot to answer for here. And someone must be held accountable.” [New York Post]

–“The Lower East Side, Where Gritty Meets Trendy.” A look at what you’ll pay to live in our rapidly transforming neighborhood. [New York Times]

–Days before he’s sentenced for federal corruption crimes, former Assemblyman Sheldon Silver loses his law license. [Daily News]

–An appeals court rules that secret evidence related to an individial who did not testify at Silver’s trial can be made public if its relevant to his sentencing. [Newsday]

–Have you ever wondered about those undercover police cars that look like taxi cabs? One reporter decided to file a Freedom of Information Law request with the NYPD to satisfy his curiosity. [Motherboard]

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