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Ongoing construction surrounds Hudson Yards, Bronx murder rate plunges, & more

5Pointz in Long Island City, 2013

 

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The city that can’t sleep: Over 98 percent of apartments on the market in Hudson Yards are within one block of construction work (Curbed via Localize.city)

The developers who painted over the graffiti at the 5Pointz building in Long Island City want the artists to come back (The City)

Thanks to cheaper gas, AAA estimates about 49 million Americans will drive somewhere to celebrate the Fourth, a new record (Business Insider)

What does the city’s subway ad campaign on illegal short-term rentals have to do with pigeons and pizza? (Gothamist)

The homicide rate in the Bronx has declined to numbers last seen in the 1950s (welcome2thebronx via the Daily News)

Mayor de Blasio pledges a greater effort to protect cyclists in response to the latest death (bklyner)