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–Cops are looking for a woman who has stolen items from stores across the city. She struck Oct. 25 at a bubble tea shop on Allen Street. [Channel 2]

–According to campaign finance experts, “It appears the 501(c)(3) Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden, which has supported New York City Council candidate Christopher Marte, has grown into what is effectively a political action group, possibly in violation of federal, state and local laws.” [City & State]

–“(Margaret) Chin said she would help (home care) workers’ (battle a policy which pays them for 13 hours of a 24 hour shift) only after they announced their support Wednesday for Christopher Marte.” [Crain’s]

–Mayor de Blasio has a new name: “Putterer in Chief.” Justin Davidson says, “Unable to narrow the income gap between the stupefyingly rich and everybody else, unwilling to rewrite the rules that govern the city’s growth, and unequipped to wrest power from real estate developers, De Blasio contents himself with fussing around the fringes of New York life.” Two small-scale projects Davidson mentions: renovations at Sol Lain Playground and Seward Park on the Lower East Side. [New York Magazine]

–There will be a rally today at City Hall to celebrate the mayor’s recent announcement that the city would try to re-acquire the former P.S. 64 building, which was once home of the CHARAS Community Center. The rally will also mark the birthday of the late Armando Perez, who co-founded CHARAS. [Facebook]

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