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–Four suspects were arrested in an alleged blessing scheme in Chinatown. Cops said “one woman was ripped off of $280,000 and jewelry on Grand Street.”  [Channel 2]

–Red Square, the East Houston Street rental complex, has reportedly been sold for $100 million. [EV Grieve]

–Rivington House co-owner, the Slate Group, faces new controversy over its redevelopment of the Bedford-Union Armory site. Now an investor, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, has also come under fire. [Daily News]

–In an “exclusive” story, WABC-TV touts Don Lee’s plan to reopen Park Row, which has been shut down since 9/11. What the story doesn’t mention: Don Lee is a candidate for the state assembly seat in Lower Manhattan. [Channel 7]

–More on very preliminary planning for an expanded pedestrian and bike path on the Brooklyn Bridge. [Gothamist]

–There’s a new documentary called, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.” It’s the story of a Chinatown bank that beat criminal charges. [Chicago Tribune]

–Adventures in urban design: students nationwide imagine an alternative, sustainable future at Essex Crossing. [Curbed]

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