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Around NYC: Everyone loves the Second Avenue subway — except business owners seeing a decline in foot traffic.

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

The city will sell new apartments for as little as $189,000 through a new affordable housing program (Curbed) — Open Door, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s new homeownership program for low- and middle-income buyers, is now officially open.

The Second Avenue subway may be good for commuters, but it could be hurting nearby business (6sqft) — Commercial storefronts on the surrounding streets are suffering in the wake of the new train line opening, this report argues.

Boston’s Logan Airport bounced back after a recent snow storm, while JFK foundered. Here’s why. (The New York Times) — Hint: It has to do with bureaucratic mismanagement.

A Carroll Gardens restaurant, reportedly tied to the mob, was shot up on Sunday (New York Post) — A classic red-sauce joint on Court Street was riddled with bullets over the weekend, likely as a message from the underworld. No one was injured, and locals said the food was too good for gunshots to keep them away.

Meanwhile, local pols are pissed that an Italian restaurant in Coney Island is hosting an NRA fundraiser (Eater NY) — Gargiulo’s has come under attack for its plans to host an NRA event in which guns will be raffled off.

Tickets to the new exhibit on David Bowie at the Brooklyn Museum will cost as much as $2,500 (TimeOut) — If you want to skip the line and get a bunch of fancy extras at the year’s must-see museum exhibit, prepare to lighten your wallet. But honestly, it’s probably worth it.

Out-of-towners now have to pay $25 for admission to the Met (The New York Times) — The much-maligned mandatory admission fee for out-of-state residents began on March 1. Compare that to a $2,500 high-end ticket for the Brooklyn Museum, though, and perhaps the tourists have nothing to complain about.

The internet went nuts for these Brooklyn buskers’ cover of the Beatles (NBC New York) — And you will too, if you watch this video. It will make you smile, guaranteed.

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