Cool job of the day: De Blasio appoints the city’s first director of nightlife (NY1) — Ariel Palitz owns the East Village nightclub Sutra and now officially has the coolest job in local politics.
Who actually can afford the city’s “affordable housing”? (Curbed) — The Mayor’s office has made a concerted effort to build more affordable housing, but it is unclear who can truly afford those units and how the city quantifies affordability.
A new condo tower will rise directly behind the historic Dime Savings Bank in Williamsburg (Bklyner) — The bank occupies one of the most iconic and visible sites in Brooklyn.
A new report finds that complaints regarding marijuana and arrests do not correlate, contrary to what the NYPD says (Politico) — The NYPD claims that there are more marijuana related arrests in communities of color because there are more drug related complaints in those areas, but this study finds that claim false.
Former Sex and the City star may run for Governor (CBS News) — Cynthia Nixon, who played everyone’s favorite cynic on “Sex and the City,” is considering running for New York State governor against Andrew Cuomo.
Here’s a colorful look into an otherwise somber Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn (New York Times) — This photo essay explores the boisterous, booze-infused two-day long party that is Purim.