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–An overview of the campaign for City Council District 1, in which incumbent Margaret Chin faces three rivals who are hitting her hard over development and gentrification issues. “It is unclear whether Chin is vulnerable, and hard to say if having three candidates in the race will split the anti-Chin vote or activate other fractures in the district, like the divide between the east side—where Chin has dominated the voting in her previous two races—or the west, where she has lost.” [City Limits]

–A look at the battle in District 2, currently represented by Council member Rosie Mendez, where close Mendez ally Carlina Rivera is battling a crowded field. [Gotham Gazette]

–Landlord Raphel Toledano seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for a building on Second Avenue that he says was “commandeered” by developer Michael Shah. [Commercial Observer]

–Architects will present revised plans for the Anthology Film Archives building at the Landmarks Preservation Commission today. [New York Yimby]

–A man who tried to rob an elderly resident on Pitt Street and threatened to shoot him will serve 11 months in prison. [DNAinfo]

–Action Bronson is headlining Webster Hall’s final show Thursday night. [EV Grieve]

–Yes, it’s August, but there’s still a lot to see at Lower East Side art galleries this month. [The New Yorker]

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