Trump argued against fire sprinklers years before deadly blaze, hate-watching HGTV, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
April 9, 2018 - 11:00AM

As a developer in the '90s, Donald Trump argued against requiring sprinklers in all New York City buildings. A man died in a Trump Tower fire over the weekend (Washington Post)

Falling for the escapism of home improvement shows on HGTV (New York Times)

One man is sketching every New York City subway station (Atlas Obscura)

Author John Steinbeck’s Manhattan apartment is on the market for $4.95 million, desk and notes included (New York Post)

How the federal government segregated our cities and towns and is now turning away from the goal of rectifying that (New York Times)


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