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Homelessness and the affordable housing crisis still the focus in NYC (Curbed) — Here are nine ways the city is addressing these issues.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s last days marked by a flurry of activity (New York Times) — Nearly 40 new bills were proposed during the last City Council session of 2017.

In 2017, visits to Trump Golf Links declined (Crains) — The number of rounds played at the Trump-owned course in the Bronx is down by 11 percent this year.

Department of Transportation added 25 miles of protected bike lanes in 2017 (Metro) — And that’s a record.

Hundreds of delivery workers protested de Blasio’s crackdown on e-bikes at City Hall (StreetsBlog) — Many of the protesters were delivery workers.

A real life Bob’s Burgers opened in SoHo this week (Eater NY) — LA chef Alvin Cailan opened a pop-up shop inspired by the popular cartoon “Bob’s Burgers.” Proceeds will go the LA Fire Department.

IDNYC will offer eight new perks in 2018 (6sqft) —  Benefits now include discounts at Chelsea Piers and the SoHo Playhouse among other cultural sites.

Fend off the post-holiday blues with a Kwanzaa Crawl (Kwanzaa Crawl) — On Dec. 26, you can take part in a bar crawl throughout Brooklyn and Harlem that will support local businesses in Brooklyn and Harlem.