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–Extell Development “hopes that sensational views will help overcome a so-so location” at its 80-story mega-tower in the Two Bridges area. The company’s president, Gary Barnett, tried to sell the Times on a neighborhood that is “totally different” than it was in his youth. Barnett grew up on Pike Street. Extell says about 80 of 815 condo units have sold. [New York Times]

–Legendary Lower East Side activist and poet Carmen Pabon has died. Recently a community garden on Avenue C was named for her. [The Villager]

–The city is trying hard to keep people from clamping “love locks” to sections of the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s not working so well. [New York Times]

–McSorley’s reopned yesterday afternoon after being shuttered by the health department. [EV Grieve]

Happening Tonight: Community Board 3’s transportation committee meets to consider a bus permit for Yep Tours, the rogue intercity operator that’s been flouting the law on Pike Street for a few years. 59 East 4th St.; 6:30 p.m.

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