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Ever wonder how much unnecessary time you spend waiting for the train? (Stacey Bramhall/Getty Images)

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

A transit advocacy group has calculated how much time New Yorkers would save if a major plan to fix the subway were adopted. Turns out a few minutes per trip each day adds up to dozens of hours per year. Enjoy that thought next time you’re stuck on the platform. [Curbed]

Faced with strong criticism from some NYC officials and residents, Amazon is reportedly reconsidering its plans to locate 25,000 new jobs at a campus in Long Island City. “The question is whether it’s worth it if the politicians in New York don’t want the project, especially with how people in Virginia and Nashville have been so welcoming,” one source said. [Washington Post]

Twenty-three years ago, Beto O’Rourke was a live-in nanny on the Upper West Side, sleeping on a futon. Being young and broke in the city was as inglorious for the possibly aspiring presidential candidate as it was for the rest of us. [The New York Times]

Trader Joe’s will no longer deliver groceries in Manhattan. The grocery chain says it’s cutting delivery to keep overhead costs down and avoid raising prices. [The New York Business Journal]

Here’s how a skyscraper in Midtown turned into a post-collegiate sorority in the 1920s. For decades, the entirely female-owned and operated Panhellenic Tower offered a haven for young women moving to the city.  [Curbed]

A 90-year-old man has held onto the “perfect rent-controlled apartment” in the Village for more than 60 years. Albert Bennett pays $896 for his apartment on Morton Street; he paid just $90 when he moved in in 1955. [The New York Times]

The number of evictions in Manhattan has dropped by nearly 50 percent since 2013. According to a new report, the city has made a greater effort to promote housing stability and provide legal services to tenants facing eviction. [6sqft]

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