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Declining ridership and other woes don’t mean a respite from rising NYC subway fares. (Dong Wenjie/Getty Images)

Here’s a roundup of stories we’ve been reading this week:

Subway and other MTA fares are proposed to increase by 4 percent in 2019 and another 4 percent in 2021. Tolls could rise, too. [Curbed]

Seventeen years after landing a dreamy Brooklyn townhouse, this buyer kinda hates it. [BrickUnderground]

What if Frank Lloyd Wright had turned Ellis Island into a self-sustaining city? [Untapped Cities]

The Queens-Midtown Tunnel is trying to recognize you. And it’s not the only NYC infrastructure using facial recognition tech. [WNYC]

Twenty-six raccoons have died from a “zombie” virus in Central Park. The zombie apocalypse is real … but not for humans. [NY Post]

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Source: Matthew D. Britt via Flickr Creative Commons

… And finally: Here’s why this Queens street sign is annotated with Scrabble points. Thank an architect who needed something to do during the Great Depression. [6sqft]

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