Amazon shops for Manhattan office space, NYC's vanishing diners, & more

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After the deal fell through in Queens, Amazon is shopping for office space on Manhattan’s West Side (NY Post)

Meet the founder of Inside Airbnb, a site which uses the startup’s own data to highlight illegal listings in cities, including NYC (Bloomberg)

A 1880s waterfront factory in Red Hook has been demolished to make way for a UPS facility—in spite of pleas from local preservationists to repurpose part of the building (Gothamist)

New York’s vanishing diners—they're under siege from rent hikes as well as developers who see value in the unused development rights above them (New York Times)

The city is facing a legal challenge after taking over the long-delayed Willoughby Square Park remodel in Downtown Brooklyn from a developer (Brownstoner via Crain’s)

Get ready for Wednesday’s Manhattanhenge (EV Grieve)