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Permanent housing for the homeless, Apollo Theater expands, & more

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 468 shelter, or “cluster-site,” apartments in 17 privately owned buildings in Brooklyn and the Bronx will be converted into permanent, affordable housing for more than 1,000 homeless New Yorkers (New York Daily News) 

The widow of Cantor Fitzgerald-founder Bernie Cantor lists her Upper East Side townhouse for $48.5 million, 169 percent more than she paid in 2009 (The Real Deal)

The iconic 85-year-old Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem is getting its first-ever expansion, which will include two new theaters (Curbed)

Speaking of 125th Street, Insomnia Cookies will open its first Harlem location at 17 West 125th St. between Fifth Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard (Commercial Observer)

On a budget? Here’s how to take your bathroom from blah to spa (Apartment Therapy)

ARO, the residential building going up where the Roseland Ballroom once stood at 242 West 53rd St., is nearing completion. (New York Yimby)