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–Lisa Cooley, the influential Norfolk Street gallery, has closed. “Although this chapter is ending,” Cooley wrote in an email blast,  “another one is right around the corner—more sustainable, more rewarding, and more interesting.” [Art News]

–Kirill Nikonov and Kaimi Huang pay more than $1500 per month for their Orchard Street apartment. But they have now sued the building owner, arguing that the apartment can’t legally be rented for more than $199.15/month. [New York Post]

–GPS helped track down a stolen van owned by Demar Plumbling, which is located on Attorney Street.  It’s not the first time GPS technology has tripped up the man charged with taking the vehicle, although he says its a case of mistaken identity. [New York Times]

–In her memoir, Dana Brown revisits her “heroin-infused slog” through the Lower East Side in the 1990s. Now a drug addiction counselor in North Carolina, Brown credits two New York City police officers for helping to save her life. [Daily News]

–A conversation with Justin Levinson, the creator of an interactive map that tracks “high rent blight” in New York City. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

–It was meant to be a viral prank. An aspiring actress explains why she dropped crickets in worms in a D train car. [Gothamist]

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