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–The Hotel Indigo on Ludlow Street has been put up for sale. Insiders speculate the property could go for around $176 million. [Commercial Observer]

–A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to 50 years-life for the murder of an aspiring rapper on Avenue D in 2014. [DNAinfo]

–A new study prepared by Hunter graduate students for the Lower East Side Dwellers neighborhood association finds “Hell Square” is “an alarming hotbed for crime.” [New York Post]

–The FDNY says the fire at Artichoke Pizza on East 14th Street was an accident. [EV Grieve]

–In District 1 on the Lower East Side, school choice has not led to desegregation. “White families largely cluster in a handful of schools with a progressive bent. A school with a Mandarin-English dual language program is 71 percent Asian. At four of the district’s 16 elementary schools, at least 90 percent of the students are black or Hispanic. Those schools lag far behind the district average in performance.” [New York Times]

–Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown is prompting some people to opt out of the federal food stamps program. One of them is an undocumented immigrant living on the Lower East Side, who utilized the program to support her teenage daughter, a U.S. citizen. [Associated Press]

–Halsey put on a “secret” performance for her fans at the Angel Orsensanz Center. [Obsever]

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