Around NYC is a roundup of noteworthy local stories the StreetEasy editorial team read this week:

Puppies and pregnant models will take center stage at New York Fashion Week (The New York Post) — According to the Post, NYFW is all about diversity and inclusion this year.

Google buys Chelsea Market building for $2 billion (The Real Deal) —The tech giant is adding another 1.2 million square feet of space to its Chelsea empire.

Sahadi’s, Brooklyn’s favorite family-owned spice market, is expanding, too (Grub Street) — The Lebanese spice market on Atlantic Avenue is opening an outpost in Industry City in Sunset Park.

De Blasio revives the Willets Point redevelopment plan (The New York Times) — The Mayor’s office revised the Bloomberg administration-era project to include 1,100 units of low- and moderate-income housing in the Queens area near Citi Field.

Chirlane McCray leads charge to break the cycle of female incarceration (Metro) — The first lady of New York City announced plans to invest $6 million in programs to reduce the rate of female recidivism.

The highest swimming pool in the Western Hemisphere will rise … in Downtown Brooklyn? (Curbed) —  A new rental building in Downtown Brooklyn will feature a rooftop pool 680 feet above the ground, laying claim to being the highest in the Western Hemisphere.

Treat yourself to a tour de chocolate (6sqft)— Whether you love Valentine’s Day or hate Valentine’s Day, chances are you’ll like these top-rated local chocolate shops.

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