–The City Council tomorrow will approve legislation requiring the mayor to sign off any time a deed restriction is lifted on a NYC property. The bill was prompted by the Rivington House fiasco on the Lower East Side. Full Story on The Lo-Down.
–Sheldon Silver’s ex-chief of staff, Judy Rapfogel, has gone to work for one of Jared Kushner’s real estate companies. [Daily News]
–As previously noted, the Tenement Museum has experienced an upswing in hostile remarks from visitors since the election of Donald Trump. Board member Zach Aarons writes, “No matter the political climate, we must recognize the threads that bind countless American immigration stories, some centuries old and some just beginning.” [The Forward]
–355 Grand St. a nearly 200-year-old row house, has been demolished. Here’s a look at the building’s colorful history. [Untapped Cities]