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–Today is the 106th commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. [Facebook Invite]

–Six people were arrested in connection with a gun-running operation that used intercity buses bound for Chinatown. [Daily News]

–Extell’s Gary Barnett talks about his monstrous Lower East Side project, One Manhattan Square, and other topics. [The Real Deal]

–Cogswell Lee Development has secured a $65 million construction loan for its condo project on the former site of the Streit’s Matzo Factory on Rivington Street. [The Real Deal]

–Another look at the life work of Professor Peter Kwong, the Chinese-American scholar who died March 17. In a 2009 interview, he addressed gentrification in Chinatown, predicting, “Like many other old immigrant communities, the space will still be there, but the essence will be gone.” [New York Times]

–The mayor was in a particularly petulant mood when he met the press yesterday. [New York Times]

–After more than 40 years, Angelica Kitchen on East 12th Street is closing. [EV Grieve]

–Boss Hog releases “its first album in 17 years, and a glimpse, perhaps, into the preoccupations of a rock ’n’ roll couple (Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer) facing middle age.” [New York Times]

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