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–Columnist Steve Cuozzo worries that Chinatown is losing its charm as gentrification tightens its grip on the neighborhood. [New York Post]

–A eulogy for Fong Inn Too, the Chinatown institution that closed down a couple of weeks ago. [New York Times]

–The NYPD is reportedly cracking down on cops who use illegal flash-reflecting plastic covers on their personal-vehicle license plates. Some of the covers were found on cars outside the 7th Precinct. [New York Post]

–The city has once again rejected pleas to renovate a building in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, citing a lack of funds. [Bedford & Bowery]

–Editorial: The governor must veto legislation that put on hold New York City’s plastic bag fee. The 5 cent fee was an idea championed by local City Council member Margaret Chin. [New York Times]

–Editorial: Killing the plastic bag law was the right thing to do. [New York Post]

–Two Lower East Side galleries, Tomorrow and Hester, are merging. The move comes as the neighborhood’s robust gallery community goes through another shakeup. [Artsy]

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