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Rockaway residents worried about future storms, East Villagers up in arms about St. Marks Starbucks, more

By Georgia Kral | July 14, 2017 - 10:59AM 

An Army Corps of Engineers storm resiliency project for the Rockaways has only $400K of the $4B needed, leaving residents worries about the future (New York Times)

Remember the epic Ferris Wheel planned for Staten Island? Plans are on hold, indefinitely (New York Post) 

The city's Housing New York Plan is benefitting middle-income New Yorkers, but poorer residents are still losing out (Gothamist)

Mayor Bill De Blasio has come out in support of controversial plans to convert the Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights into community space, condos and affordable housing (previously, Crain's New York Business)

East Village residents say the new Starbucks planned for St. Marks and Avenue A signals the death of the neighborhood (DNAInfo)

Condo sellouts are at their highest level since 2015 (The Real Deal)

Jackie Kennedy's childhood home on Park Avenue has finally sold, at nearly half the original asking price (Wall Street Journal)

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