Image of NYC tax bill

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SantaCon 2017 is coming to town this weekend (amNY) — Here’s how to avoid it.

The Vessel at Hudson Yards has topped out (6sqft) — The 150-foot bronze and steel structure has risen in the Hudson Yards Public Square and Gardens. And you’re going to get to walk all over it.

A historic IRT powerhouse won a landmark preservation designation in Midtown West (West Side Rag) — A 1904 powerhouse on the corner of 11th Avenue and 58th Street has received landmark status from the Landmarks Preservation Commission despite the extensive new development in the area.

Rats! They’re just like us (Metro) — Uptown rats and downtown rats are genetically different, a new study finds, just like uptown residents and downtown residents.

Paul Manafort’s Carroll Gardens brownstone gets a stop work order (NY Daily News) — The order is apparently unrelated to the allegations of money-laundering that Manafort is facing.

The Long Island City waterfront will get a new 28-story tower ( — Permits for a mixed-use tower on Northern Boulevard have been approved and will bring 82 new apartments and more than 10,000 square feet of retail space to the neighborhood.

The local impact of the proposed tax bill will be acute (The New York Times) — Homeowners in New York City will suffer disproportionately under the new bill, the Times reports.

And the cherry on top? New York State has more pests than almost any other state (NBC New York) — Almost. Everything’s bigger in Texas, right?

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