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NYC celebrates Car Free Earth Day, (partial) L train shutdown is here, & more

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Saturday’s Car Free Earth Day will make Broadway from Times Square to Union Square, and St. Nicholas Avenue from 181st Street to 190th Street open to pedestrians only (NYC DOT)

The wait is over: The 15-month partial L train shutdown gets underway Friday starting at 8 p.m. (Patch)

If Albany nixes vacancy bonuses for landlords on rent-regulated apartments, the city’s Rent Guidelines Board can vote to implement them (The Real Deal)

The developer of a 17-story residential building in Gowanus proposes to design and build ADA-compliant access to the Union Street R station beneath it (press release)

Tenants were exposed to high levels of lead during renovations of their privately owned East Village building (Curbed)

Once one of NJ’s priciest houses, the historic Gloria Crest mansion in Englewood lists for $9.9 million—75 percent less than its original asking price in 2013 (New York Post)