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–A former NYU student has won a $29 million lawsuit against an East Village property owner in connection with her 2008 fall from a fire escape. [New York Post]

–Merryl Tisch remembers going to the Seward Park Library as a little girl. Now she’s giving $20 million to the New York Public Library to expand education programs. [New York Times]

–In light of this week’s collision with a taxi cab on Grand Street, which left an 87-year-old man severely injured, “safe street” advocates say the city is failing to protect seniors. [Streetsblog]

–A look at New York City’s bodega culture and the forces that threaten bodegas on the Lower East Side and elsewhere. [NPR]

–Why is our congresswoman, Carolyn Maloney, so determined to bring pandas to New York? It’s a long story. [New York Magazine]

–Neighborhood cat history: Recalling police mascots Buster, Topsy and Yaller. And yes, there really is a blog dedicated to the “unusual animal tales of old New York.” [The Hatching Cat h/t Laurie Gwen Shapiro]

–In appreciation of a lost art: A visit to Henry Bookbinding. [New York Times]

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