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–Two bills, one proposed by local Council member Margaret Chin, will be introduced this week with the aim of curbing placard parking abuse. [Channel 5]

–Developer Michael Shah is buying a large collection of buildings from Silvershore Propoerties for more than $100 million. Most of the properties are in Brooklyn, but a couple are located on the Lower East Side. [The Real Deal]

–“The genteel racism behind the New York Times’ Canal Street gentrification” story: “There are about 26,000 people of Asian descent living in Chinatown, with 44 percent living below the poverty line. But they’re not represented in the Times story either in terms of historical context or modern-day opinion.” [Huffington Post]

–Desiree Cancela fled Puerto Rico for New York City after Hurricane Maria. She’s gotten a job and her daughter has been accepted at Manhattan Charter School on the Lower East Side. But Cancela can’t find an affordable place to live. She says a NYCHA supervisor told her, “Go back to Puerto Rico.” [BuzzFeed]

–Dan Sweeney, a bartender at the 11th Street Bar, is purchasing the establishment along with partners Diarmuid and Meghan Joye, the Lower East Side residents who own Donnybrook and Lucky Jack’s. [EV Grieve]

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