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–A Trump/Pence supporter was arrested after an alleged racist rant and pepper spray incident at a restaurant on East 14th Street. [Gothamist]

–Tenement Museum guides have received new training to deal with an “increase in hostile remarks among visitors about immigrants.” Director of Education Miriam Bader says, “People will now share stronger opinions about whether or not they think immigrants are sort of bleeding (the country), they’re taking too much that other people should have, or they’re taking our jobs.” [Thomson Reuters Foundation]

–Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is very much in the public eye lately. The real estate scion, who is intensely unpopular among his Lower East Side tenants, is partnering with the Educational Alliance for a PR campaign. [Villager]

–A protest was held outside Raphael Toledano’s 12th Street building, where gas service was shut off six months ago. [Bedford & Bowery]

–A look at the established neighborhood that was in place in the Two Bridges area decades before luxury condo developers started building their mega-towers. [City Realty]

–Here’s an update on the new Chrystie Street protected bike lane. The project is nearing completion. [Streetsblog]

–Chef Sandy Dee Hall’s new “burger bomb” at Raw Material on Orchard Street went viral because it looks like, well, an exploding zit. [Bravo]

–The city’s Department of Transportation rails against locks on the Brooklyn Bridge. But how about lox? That’s something the agency can get behind. [Mic]

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