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–The new documentary on the failed prosecution of Chinatown’s Abacus Federal Savings Bank screened at the New York Film Festival. “Considering that the big banks which nearly crashed the world economy got away with a few paltry fines,” reviewer David Morgan says, “it is head-shaking that the case against Abacus proceeded, unless we ascribe strains of ambition to prosecutors who were otherwise unable or unwilling to go after much bigger fish.” [CBS News]

–A 20-unit building, 81 Madison St., is being preserved as affordable housing through the city’s new green housing program. It’s a joint project by Asian Americans for Equality and Enterprise Community Loan Fund. [Press Release]

–Gary Altman of the Hillman Co-op on Grand Street is among those pushing for more financial support for Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities. [Habitat]

–A profile of Jamie Rogers, the new chair of Community Board 3. [Villager]

–A queer 1990s film festival is playing at the Metrograph Theater this month. [Art News]

–When Milk & Honey’s Sasha Petraske died last year, he was working on a cocktail book. That book has now been published. [Publisher’s Weekly]

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