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Billionaire shutters DNAinfo and Gothamist following union vote, NYCHA leans into privatization mode, more

By Nathan Tempey | November 3, 2017 - 11:15AM 

Billionaire Trump donor and Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts has pulled the plug on the local journalism sites Gothamist and DNAinfo less than a week after reporters voted to unionize (New York Times)

A judge tells lawyers for Brooklyn Bridge Park to think of the feelings of Brooklyn Heights residents opposed to a mixed-income tower in the park, not just the law (Brooklyn Paper)

NYCHA's head is facing massive threats from the Trump administration and meeting with real estate industry bigwigs about privatization deals (The Real Deal)

The little-known story of how a diversity visa winner saved NYC from a subway bombing in 1997 (The Daily Beast)

Ikea is looking at building a large distribution center on Staten Island (Staten Island Advance)

How Harvard, the Vanderbilts, and heirs to the Tiffany fortune profited on a long-ago land sale in the Bronx (Welcome2TheBronx)

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