Newly fixed-up subway cars head to the E line, city opens public pre-k for 3-year-olds, more

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By Mimi OConnor  |
October 5, 2017 - 11:30AM

An interior designer and stager to the stars recommends affordable (but good looking) pieces for starter apartments (New York Magazine)

The MTA unveils 100 refurbished subway cars to run on the E line, with, among other improvements, more room, upgraded "Master Controllers" (used for breaking and accelerating) and jazzy illustrations inside and out (Curbed) 

A construction worker at 59th Street luxury condo development Waterline Square fatally shot a coworker and then himself Thursday morning. (DNAinfo)

The city's first expanded pre-K, or "3-K" classes for three-year-olds, have been introduced in District 7 in the South Bronx and District 23 in Brooklyn, covering Ocean Hill, Brownsville, and East New York. (WNYC)

The five-bedroom, 7,750-square-feet luxury condo at Ian Schrager's 160 Leroy (half of an original 12,200-square-foot unit) sold for $51 million after a reported bidding war (The Real Deal) 

The New York Times takes a 360-degree look at the ongoing transformation of Brooklyn's Domino Sugar Factory. (New York Times)

Iconic buildings from New York and elsewhere were fashioned from cake at the second Great Architectural Bakeoff. (Gothamist)

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Mimi OConnor

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Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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