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It has that tiny hole for a reason.

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

Will “goat yoga” be the city’s next exercise craze? (New York Post) — NY Goat Yoga, a yoga class with baby goats, is running a series of pop-up classes in a warehouse in Bushwick starting this weekend.

Staten Island entrepreneur invents filter to recreate taste of New York City tap water nationwide (amNY) — He is on a mission to improve bagels across the country.

The city is on track to launch new Bronx and Lower East Side ferry lines this summer (Curbed) — On Monday, the mayor’s office announced that the city is making progress on the Bronx’s first ferry route, to Soundview.

For middle-income New Yorkers, “affordable” housing might not be worth it (6sqft) — Facing extensive paperwork, increased oversight, and modest savings at best, some renters are saying no thanks to the city’s “affordable” housing.

The chairwoman of NYCHA has stepped down  (The New York Times) —  Facing criticism from the governor’s office and a series of crises, Shola Olayote, the head of the nation’s largest public housing program, stepped down on Monday.

There’s a reason why the MetroCard has holes and slanted edges (Untapped Cities) — Its design is more clever than you realize.

New signs honoring Jackie Robinson line the former Interboro Parkway (QNS) — The much-trafficked Jackie Robinson Parkway got new signage just in time for the start of baseball season.

Rocky the Rooster, Bushwick’s de facto mascot, has been abducted (Bushwick Daily) — Is nothing sacred anymore!? Someone please return the bird to his home!

The first Bronx Book Festival will take place in May (Bronx Times) — The Bronx Book Festival will take place on May 19, just in time to compile your summer reading list. You can help support it via Kickstarter.

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