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No real estate donations for 2021 mayoral hopeful, developers are chopping up unsold penthouses, & more

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Democratic New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson vows not to accept any donations from real estate developers in his 2021 mayoral campaign (Politico) 

New renderings for Brooklyn-Queens Expressway repairs show a view-blocking roadway over the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge (New York Post)

Instead of lowering the price of unsold penthouses, some city developers are chopping them up into smaller units (Business Insider)

"The Bowery Boys" podcast visited Downtown Brooklyn and took listeners up to the 30th floor of the tallest building under construction, Brooklyn Point (press release)

Manhattan Community Board 2 denies an application to develop Nolita’s one-acre Elizabeth Street Garden, beloved by the late David Bowie, into housing (New York Daily News)

A private island—just 15 minutes north of NYC by helicopter—with two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes can be yours for $12.9 million (Curbed)