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Here are some of the locally-relevant stories that caught our eye this week:

–Jared Kushner’s real estate company may have falsified records to look like he didn’t have any rent stabilized tenants in his buildings. In a Daily News editorial, City Council members Carlina Rivera and Ritchie Torres, say Kushner is just “the tip of the iceberg,” and there’s a need for aggressive enforcement of tenant protection laws. The East Village, which Rivera represents, is home to more Kushner buildings than any other neighborhood. [Daily News]

–A public television program looks at the vanishing mom-and-pop stores of the East Village and what it means for the community. [Channel 13]

–New data shows that District 1’s school integration plan appears to be working. [Chalkbeat]

–East Village mainstay, Three of Cups, is closing after nearly 26 years in business. [EV Grieve]

–One month before she became famous, photographer Richard Corman came to the Lower East Side for a photo shoot with Madonna.  [Dazed]

–Hip hop producer Timberland stopped by the Lower East Side store, Procell, and “offered a running commentary on past creative partners and far-flung musical inspirations.” [New York Times]

–The Pickle Guys expect to grind up to 6,000 pounds of horseradish for Passover by next week. [WNYC]

–Here’s how Tamara Shopsin, illustrator and part-time cook at the Essex Street Market, spends her Sundays. [New York Times]

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