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–This week’s Winners and Losers: “(Brian) Kavanagh is now poised to replace former state Sen. Daniel Squadron, as (Brooklyn Democratic Party boss Frank) Seddio selected Kavanagh in spite of a 72 percent vote for his rival Paul Newell by the Manhattan Democratic County Committee. Only in New York can a politician like Kavanagh bypass the will of the voters and still claim the mantle of a reformer.” [City & State]

–Real estate attorneys appeared at a recent panel discussion, offering landlords advice for maximizing rents in rent regulated buildings. [The Real Deal]

–Property owners are objecting to a package of new tenant protection laws, which require landlords to prove they aren’t harassing residents of rent stabilized apartments. [The Real Deal]

–Wu’s Wonton King on East Broadway is not your average Cantonese restaurant. The Dungeness crabs, eel tossed with fermented black soybeans and won tons in bone broth soup are a cut above. [New York Times]

–Nom Wah Tu aims to make dim sum and cocktails a late night experience on the Lower East Side. [Grub Street]

–During San Gennaro, a couple of locals are doing what they can to revive a Little Italy tradition: the Marionettes of Mulberry Street. [New York Times]

–Shilpa Ray’s new album, Door Girl, “captures New York nightlife in all its sordid, sweaty chaos and supplies caustic commentary on life in the unfeeling city.” She worked the door at Ludlow Street club Pianos. [NPR]

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