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–A man was attacked with a box cutter in Columbus Park over the weekend. Cops are still looking for the suspect, who was seen entering the Chambers Street subway station after the incident. [New York Post]

–Political strategist Michael Oliva outlines they key factors that will decide the primary election in the 65th Assembly District. “Political operatives often describe Grand Street as the most significant voting bloc in the district, but times have changed. Once a stalwart stronghold for (Sheldon) Silver or a Silver-backed candidate, the Grand Street area should prove to be a rare and critical battleground for the first time in decades.” [The Slant]

–Lobbyist James Capalino set up a meeting between the mayor and one of the new owners of Rivington House. A mayoral spokesman says the meeting was about Chinese tourism. [NY1]

–Sixteen days after he took office, the mayor was asked by Capalino to remove deed restrictions at Rivington House. [New York Post]

–An “elusive ally of the governor” was also in the mix during the Rivington House shenanigans. [Politico New York]

–Craig Peterson of Gibney Dance is the new executive director of the Abrons Arts Center. [New York Times]

–City officials recently held a visioning session to discuss a refurbishing of the Canal Street triangle. [World Journal via Voices of NY]

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