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–The sister of a construction worker killed on the Lower East Side plans to sue the owner of the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue, arguing that the fire-ravaged building should have been stabilized long ago. [Patch]

–A cop from the 7th Precinct was busted in an undercover sting operation. He’s accused of taking cash from people he arrested.  [Daily News]

–A new report from the City Comptroller shows that the Lower East Side/Chinatown has lost 3,879 residents who work in the creative sector since 2008. Only the Upper West Side saw more attrition. The study notes, “Finding affordable places to live and work for creative sector workers has become an ever-steeper challenge – leading to profound migrations across the five boroughs in recent years.” [NYC Comptroller’s website]

–Local elected officials are calling on the city to resolve issues with a new licensing agreement that could threaten many community gardens. [EV Grieve]

–The developers of Essex Crossing lock down $215 million in permanent financing for “The Essex,” their “trophy asset” on the southeast corner of Essex and Delancey streets. [Commercial Observer]

–The running rebels! Take a look at this high-profile feature on the Orchard Street Runners. [New York Times]

–Rediscovering Manhattan’s Cantonese restaurants, including Wu’s Wonton King on East Broadway and Green Garden Village on Grand Street. [Eater]

–Russ & Daughters says so long to manager Herman Vargas, who is stepping down after 40 years behind the counter at the Lower East Side appetizing store. [Instagram]

–Want to be part of the annual B&H Dairy “amily photo? It’s the cover image of the beloved EV restaurant’s calendar. All you need to do is show at 3 p.m. Saturday, 127 2nd Avenue. [Facebook]

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