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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez local office location: TBD. Ocasio-Cortez is the only freshman member of Congress not to open an office in their local district. While she blames the government shutdown, that hasn’t stopped other incoming representatives. [New York Times]

The second-tallest building in the Western Hemisphere may rise across from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The building’s developers are also responsible for the construction of 432 Park. [6sqft]

Asthma rates in Manhattan are highest in Harlem. According to a new study, 12 in every 100 adults living in Harlem have asthma. [Patch]

Wages and jobs are growing faster in the night-life industry than another industry in New York City. According to a new study, night-life wages are growing at double the rate of other city wages. Time to work on your cocktail shaking skills? [Curbed]

The city is enforcing a ‘no sleeping on the subway’ policy. The campaign is in effort to prevent on homeless people from sleeping in subway stations. [CBS New York]

How has the Elizabeth Street Garden managed to survive despite so much residential development downtown? The backstory is more than just the classic tale of luxury developers against community advocates. [Curbed]

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