What Ben Carson means for public housing, how much were Brooklyn rents of yore, and more

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Ben Carson as the head of HUD doesn't spell good things for public housing (Gothamist)

What did Brooklynites pay in rent a century ago? (Brownstoner)

Even food isn't safe from the slow creep of gentrification (CityLab)

A new bill aims to cut down on excess scaffolding that's cluttering up sidewalks (NYT)

Distract yourself from politics with holiday activities all over the city (Thrillist)

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