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–Outside a hookah bar near East 7th Street and Avenue A, cops kill a gunman who had reportedly fatally shot another man during an altercation. …

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–Big real estate, including two landlords with significant Lower East Side holdings (Cammeby’s International and Taconic Investment Partners), are reportedly going after Democratic state senators …

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–A recap of the City Planning Commission hearing for the large new complex to be built on the rubble of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue on …

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–An analysis released by the city shows that the new 14th Street busway is boosting ridership and cutting commuting times without snarling traffic. [Daily News]



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–Students stage a walkout at Pace High School to protest a lack of sports resources for black and Latino youth. [Daily News]

–NYCHA once again …

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–A fight among homeless men in the 2nd Avenue subway station ended in a stabbing. Two victims suffered non-fatal injuries. Cops are looking for three …

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–A bankruptcy court appointed broker is trying to unload a 46,000 commercial building at 55 Chrystie Street. He claims many owners of multi-family residential buildings …

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–The Market Line at Essex Crossing is set to open on Friday with 30 new vendors, including a 200-seat beer hall and a wine bar …

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What The New York Times Got Wrong About Essex Crossing

The other day in The New York Times, architecture critic Michael Kimmelman called the Essex Crossing project, “one of New York’s most promising new …

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–A City Council subcommittee approved the controversial resiliency plan for East River Park yesterday, and full Council approval is expected on Thursday. [NY1]

–East Side …

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–Architecture critic Michael Kimmelman praises Essex Crossing in a piece that makes some good points, but is also loaded with factual errors and mischaracterizations of …

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–Searching for answers: Why Chuen Kwok, one of four murder victims in Chinatown, became homeless during the twilight of his life. [NY1]

–A City Council …

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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 …

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–Police have released photos of two men wanted in a series of muggings on the Lower East Side. [New York Post]

–The Chinatown community came …

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–After winning height reductions and securing various new community amenities, members of the City Council are expected to approve the mayor’s borough-based jail plan today. …