Public art comes to Madison Square Park, de Blasio expands affordable housing goals, more

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Starting today, a public art project brings hundreds of glowing orbs to Madison Square Park (amNewYork)

You can now buy a West Village townhouse that was once trashed by Courtney Love (it has since been restored) (Apartment Therapy)

Mayor de Blasio has unveiled the city's updated affordable housing plan (Curbed)

The city may ditch a controversial plan to convert the Bedford Union Armory into apartments that include high-end condos (Daily News)

Subway ridership has declined for the first time in years, which transit advocates say is a result of poor service (New York Times)

Beloved Boerum Hill dive bar Hank's Saloon will close next year (Grub Street) 

The New York Public Library has revealed its $317 million plan for renovating the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue (6sqft)