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–The New Art Dealers Association (NADA) has decided to move its spring art show from Basketball City on the Lower East Side to Skylight Clarkson North in Soho. [The Art Newspaper]

–Opinion: City Council member Margaret Chin advocates for legislation to reform street vendor rules. [Crain’s]

–Local elected officials are urging the governor to sign legislation to crack down on Airbnb. [Daily News]

–ICYMI: Federal prosecutors are looking at a handful of cases in which campaign donations to Mayor de Blasio might have been exchanged for “beneficial city action.” But it seems they have decided against pursuing charges related to the Rivington House fiasco. “The focus on the roughly half-dozen cases comes as investigators appear to have concluded that several other fund-raising or related matters… now seem less likely to yield criminal charges…” [New York Times]

–Henry Street Settlement usually hosts its annual fundraiser at the Plaza Hotel. But this year the 124-year-old organization kept it local, throwing a party and hosting s film screening at the Metrograph Theater. [W Magazine]

–Pastrami has overtaken corn beef at Katz’s Deli because it “looks more fun” on Instagram. [Thrillist]

–“On its Facebook page,” Katra Lounge “was marketing an event on Friday night where women were entitled to free vodka between 11pm and midnight.” But last night the bar hosted a “Young Republicans” debate watching party. [The Guardian]

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