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– Two “Manhattan millennials” plan to protest an annual Chinese dog eating festival held in China’s southern Yulin province by bringing nearly a dozen dogs to Chinatown today and plastering the area with purple anti-animal abuse ribbons.  [NYPost]

– In Sarah Larson’s review of the controversial Hotel Indigo bar, Mr. Purple, she says, “If you go, raise a glass of decent whiskey to another local icon: the Luna Lounge, the shabby and wonderful bar, formerly at this location, that doesn’t live here anymore.” Also, the drinks are pricey and mediocre. [NewYorker]

– The NY State Assembly passed a pension forfeiture measure (again) that will strip the pensions of any lawmaker convicted of a felony related to their public office. The measure gained traction after last year’s convictions of Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos. [timesunion]

– Owner Aby Rosen will have all the graffiti scrubbed of the Germania Bank Builiding (190 Bowery) this weekend, except for one longstanding piece by NEKST, a graffiti artist who died several years ago. [MassAppeal]

– Angry Community Board members want a better proposal for the new building slated for the former Peter Stuyvesant Post Office on 14th Street. Developers “are lobbying to receive a zoning variance for a 12-story building — four more than the area’s zoning allows.” [EVGrieve]

– City Comptroller Scott Stringer looks to be getting serious about running against Mayor Bill de Blasio in next year’s primary. [NYMag]

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