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–Housing advocates are mounting a sustained campaign against Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen. In making the case that Glen is too cozy with former real estate partners, they are invoking the names of developers with multiple holdings on the Lower East Side. [New York Times]

–According to a lawsuit, “a lobbyist tied to the ​de Blasio administration’s Rivington House scandal helped a Soho developer win approval for a condo tower that will be 100 feet taller than zoning allows.” [New York Post]

–Landlord Steve Croman reaches a plea deal with prosecutors. [New York Post]

–When Croman heads back to court this morning to face criminal charges, many of his tenants will be there, too. [EV Grieve]

–An audit shows the MTA is not keeping up with maintenance of elevators and escalators. [Channel 2]

–“A man went on a rose-ripping rampage” at First Park. He was apparently trying to create a building out of the rose bushes. [The New York Post]

–One of 26 emerging Asian American Voices of 2017: Mei Lum of Chinatown’s Wing on Wo. [NBC News]

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