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Linkage: Timeshare Fraud at Manhattan Club; Goodbye, Rodeo Bar

[Via Andriy Prokopenko/Curbed Photo Pool] · AG: Manhattan Club sold bogus timeshares [NYP] · Spider-Man punched a cop in Times Square [DNAinfo] · “Up ya nose widda rubba hose!”: Children playing on the LES [BB] · Longtime UES dry cleaner closing for Starbucks [DNAinfo] · Pics of 1970s New York [Gothamist] · This ridiculously twee …

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Bike Crimes: Cops Say Thief Painted Citi Bike, Hilarity Ensues

A Queens resident has just attempted the most daring Citi Bike heist since the Great Lock-Up of 2014. Xianbo Kong, 68, was stopped on Elmhurst Avenue on Thursday following reports of a suspicious character on a bike. Upon closer inspection, police discovered that he was riding a stolen Citi Bike haphazardly painted a splotchy white. …

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Brooklyn Townhouse Roundup: Bed-Stuy Brownstone With Greenhouse Asks $2M, and More

Welcome to the Brooklyn Townhouse Roundup, where we—you guessed it—take a look at the most notable Brooklyn townhouses on the market. Got tips? Send ‘em here. ↑ First up, a four-story brownstone in Bed-Stuy is asking $1.999 million. The house is recently renovated, with new kitchen appliances and a huge master bath with jacuzzi and …

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Revenge of the Megaprojects: Permits Filed for Northernmost Domino Development

Permits have been filed for 262 Kent Avenue—the northernmost site at the Domino Sugar Factory megaproject. According to New York YIMBY, the building will rise 320 feet and 30 stories, with 93 units, and will contain “nearly equal parts commercial (mostly office) and residential space, with about 281,869 square feet of total leasable floor area.” …

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Gentrification Watch: April brought the sad news that…

April brought the sad news that the beloved Village haunt Bleecker Street Records would be replaced by a Starbucks, after landlord Good Property Company upped the rent to an absurd $27,000/month. Now, the coffee giant’s signage is up at the former location, prepping for an opening later this summer. If you’re keeping score, there are …

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