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–Members of Community Board 3’s land use committee agreed last night to become co-applicants with community groups of a rezoning proposal in the Two Bridges area. The initiative is being fast-tracked to stop three proposed mega-towers now being reviewed by the City Planning Commission. Some members expressed doubts about some of the details (including affordable housing levels above 50%) but everyone agreed something must be done to curtail “out of scale” projects. We’ll have a full report on the site later today.

–Artist Omer Fast responds to the local outcry over his show at the James Cohan Gallery in Chinatown. [Art News]

–A 95-year-old resident says she’s under assault from the new owner of her building on First Avenue. [Gothamist]

–City Council member Rosie Mendez and her likely successor, Carlina Rivera, sound off on the Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. [City & State]

–There’s a public meeting concerning the new District 1 school diversity plan at P.S. 20 tonight. [Facebook]

–HiFi Bar on Avenue A is closing. [EV Grieve]

–Here’s a profile of Scrap Yard, “a mecca of graffiti culture” in Soho. [New York Times]

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