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–Chinatown’s Fong Inn Too, in business on Mott Street since 1933, closed down on Sunday. The family recently sold the building and no one in the next generation was interested in keeping the tofu shop alive. Co-owner Paul Eng said, “I’m in mourning… The neighborhood has changed a lot. When I was a kid this was all hustle bustle. Now it’s so quiet. No one lives here anymore.” [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

–More coverage of the fight to block a developer’s plans to turn the old PS 64 into a dorm. [Channel 2]

–A woman was arrested after she stole Cartier and Rolex watches and other items from an apartment on the Bowery she rented via Airbnb. [Daily News]

–The beer distributorship on East 2nd Street is gone. An eight-story residential building is on the way. [EV Grieve]

–U.S. Congresswoman. Nydia Velazquez, who represents sections of the Lower East Side, will not be attending Donald Trump’s inauguration. [Twitter]

–Several elected officials, including local reps Margaret Chin and Yuh-Line Niou, sent a letter demanding an apology from Steve Harvey. [Queens Chronicle]

–A new cocktail lounge/art gallery is coming to the Hotel on Rivington. [New York Post]

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