MTA to add 70 elevators to subway stations, community board reverses itself on 5Pointz, & more

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The MTA pledged $5 billion to add new elevators to 70 subway stations over the next five years (NY Times)

In a surprise turnaround, a Queens community board voted in favor of luxury 5Pointz Towers now that developers are including a library (The City)

An affordable housing lottery kicked off for apartments in Prospect Lefferts Gardens that rent for $2,211 to $3,072 (Patch)

The new Hunters Point Library will take steps to solve its accessibility problem (Curbed)

An affordable housing building with 218 apartments broke ground in Cypress Hills (NY YIMBY)

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council debuted a permanent arts center on Governors Island (NY YIMBY)