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Feral Cats Displaced in Favor of Waterfront Fun

Bay Ridge: Gotta love this "crazy super," whose psychotic signs routinely threaten to kill tenants who don't take out their trash properly. [Right in Bay Ridge]
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Elation erupts upon news of an imminent Duane Reade: "No longer will we have to drink Tropical Fantasy ginger ale. We'll be able to step it up a notch with the effervescence of Schweppes." [Bed-Stuy Blog]
Greenpoint: A colony of feral cats will have to be displaced as part of plans for a concrete waterfront park here, which will include a twelve-foot view-blocking fence. [Newyorkshitty]

Roosevelt Island: Stabilizing the beautiful ruins of the Smallpox Hospital here will take $3 million more than the $4.5 mil slated for the project, preservationists say. [NYDN]
Soho: Donald Trump and locals who hate his rising condo-hotel finally have something to agree on: opposition to a huge garbage garage planned for Spring and Washington. [Curbed]
Upper East Side: All tenants — some elderly, some rent-stabilized — had to be removed before this East 68th Street century-old townhouse could go on the market for $64 million as a single-family home. Finally, mission accomplished! [NYO]
Washington Heights: The city is trying to raise $1.2 million to repair the crumbling staircase built in 1913 to take sports fans from the top of Coogan's Bluff to the Polo Grounds stadium. [NYT]

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