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–Documents show that the healthcare workers’ union, 1199SEIU, played a major role in the sale of Rivington House to the Allure Group. Officials with the politically-connected union say, however, that they “never received any payment, financial incentive or promise of a payment in exchange for supporting the sale to the Allure Group.” [Politico New York]

–Federal prosecutors charged 46 in a mafia racketeering conspiracy. Among those indicted was Eugene O’Nofrio, “a Genovese capo known as Rooster,” who is allegedly “in charge of crews on Mulberry Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood.” [New York Times]

–On the front lines of the gentrification wars in Chinatown. [Fusion]

–Landlord Raphael Toledano’s ice cream social on East 12th Street did not go well. [Real Deal]

–Actress Mariana Leung has played “Asian pedestrian” on the streets of Chinatown more time than she can count. What does this say about Hollywood and about herself? [Narratively]

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