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City targets derelict houses, how to keep small stores from shuttering, & more

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The city council will hold a hearing in October on the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, which could address the increasing number of vacant storefronts (NextCity)

A plan for vacant houses that are in such bad shape the city has been forced to step in to do emergency repairs (The Real Deal)

New York City’s construction fences will serve as a canvas for works of art under a new pilot program (Curbed)

An Upper East Side condo that belonged to the late celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain is on the market for $3.35 million (New York Post)

What does the election of Letitia James as NY attorney general mean for NYC city real estate? (The Real Deal)

Unlike a lot of other home furnishings stores, Restoration Hardware is booming. It opened a 90,000-square-foot store, it's 85th, in the Meatpacking District this month (The New York Times)