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–Remembering Chinese-American scholar Peter Kwong, “who had a reputation for being salty and blunt, yet tender with those he cared about.” In recent years, “Kwong argued that rising rents, long days, unpaid overtime, and lack of security—the kinds of issues he’d seen in New York’s Chinatown—had become endemic to the entire American economy.” [The New Yorker]

–NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer advocates for fighting gentrification through job creation, saying the Lower East Side Employment Network has created  a model that should be emulated throughout the city. [Crain’s]

–Tenants of reviled East Village landlord Raphael Toledano visit his Upper West Side home. [EV Grieve]

–Several progressive groups are hosting a town hall meeting tonight on the future of Beth Israel Hospital. [Facebook]

–Meet Lisa, Phillips, the “most powerful woman in the New York art world.” As New Museum director, she’s led, “a highly regarded, still-nimble institution that has shaped its own unmistakable personality in the world’s most overcrowded city for contemporary art.” [New York Times]

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