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Illegal Airbnbs in NYCHA buildings, mass transit overhaul in Midtown East, & more

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A $90-a-night Airbnb listing in Chelsea’s public housing development prompted hearings to unearth illegal Airbnb rentals in NYCHA buildings (New York Times)

Heating outages are planned in five NYCHA buildings the same day forecasters predict freezing temperatures and snow (Patch)

A $2 billion project to repair subway infrastructure near Grand Central Terminal will turn Midtown East into a construction zone for the next 20 years (Wall Street Journal via Curbed NY)

Property owners living next to train tracks in Ditmas Park and Flatbush have had violation notices canceled after being wrongly directed to inspect and report on the subway line's retaining wall (Brooklyn Eagle)

Four workers were injured after scaffolding collapsed at a building site in Hudson Yards (New York Post)

In spite of extra funding for trash removal, residents of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn say their streets are no cleaner (Bklyner)