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The McKibbin Lofts in Bushwick.

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

The number of 311 complaints is on the rise in NYC’s gentrifying neighborhoods. According to a new study by NYU’s Furman Center, 311 calls are up by 70 percent in gentrifying neighborhoods in Brooklyn. [CityLab]

In Flatbush, long-time residents rallied in response to the “Cornerstore Caroline” stunt. A 9-year-old boy was falsely accused of sexual harassment at a bodega, which led to heated rally and demands for community preservation. [Bklyner]

Despite the imminent L train shutdown, commercial storefronts on Bedford Avenue are going like hotcakes. Williamsburg’s busy commercial strip is showing no signs of slowdown as major luxury retailers continue to set up shop across the river. [New York Post]

One in ten New York City public school students is homeless. As of last spring, there more than 114,000 students in New York City who are homeless, a record by Department of Education statistics. [The New York Times]

A new bill seeks to protect public parks from the shadows cast by supertall buildings. With major new skyscrapers now lining Central Park West, a city councilman representing northern Manhattan seeks to make protecting Central Park a priority. [Curbed]

Organizers of the beloved Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade announced that the party will continue. The parade was cancelled over the summer, but nevertheless loyal community members persisted and got the sacred pastime back on the city’s event calendar. [Gothamist]

Happy weekend!