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–Opinion: State Sen. Daniel Squadron and the head of Transportation Alternatives make a case for “Move NY.” The “innovative idea would reduce tolls on many bridges and tunnels, while reinstating tolls on the East River crossings.” It’s a sensible solution, they say, to deal with the looming shutdown of the L Train. [Daily News]

–A new study looks at why the Lower East Side bounced back from Hurricane Sandy so much more quickly than the Rockaways. [DNA Info]

–A look at Great Bowery, the “fashion super-agency” that’s set to open in the old Germania Bank Building. [Business of Fashion]

–The governor has signed legislation cracking down on Airbnb. The company is promising to file a lawsuit. [Politico New York]

–Opinion: A proposal to double the number of food carts and trucks in New York City would be good for mom-and-pop businesses, who are being squeezed out of conventional storefronts. [New York Times]

–Here’s a great little profile of Economy Candy. Speaking of the legendary store’s Halloween trick-or-treat tradition, owner Mitchell Cohen says, “It’s a changing neighborhood,” but one thing remains the same. People love candy. “We wind up having lines all around the block.” [Thrillist]

–Check out the wacky photos from this year’s Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. [EV Grieve]

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