City homeless services commissioner resigns, popular Chelsea nightclub closed amid public safety concerns … and more

April 19, 2010 05:01PM

1. City commissioner for homeless services, Robert Hess, resigns amid rising rate of homelessness [NYT] 

2. Six weeks away from its opening day, images revealed from construction on Luna Park on Coney Island [Brownstoner]
3. Popular Chelsea nightclub M2 UltraLounge shuttered by court order for “endangering the safety or health of a number of persons” [NYT] 

4. New York named best city in the world for men to live in [Post]
5. Staten Island toll plaza soon a thing of the past [NYT]
6. City pledges to use less rain forest wood for public space infrastructure improvements [NYT]
7. Platinum LEED-certified Silhouette condo in Greenwood Heights launches sales [Brownstoner]
8. More groups demand Wall Street pay taxes [NYT]
9. UWS church landmark kerfuffle up for debate at City Council meeting tomorrow [Westside Independent via Curbed]
10. In wake of bankruptcy announcement, St. Vincent’s lays off more than 1,000 staffers [NYT]
11. East Harlem Costco named “uptown melting pot” [Racked]
12. Apple Core Hotels ramps up online booking effort for five Midtown hotels [Hotel-Online]
13. Chico’s clothier moving in at former East Hampton Prudential Douglas Elliman office on Main Street [Hamptons Chatter via Curbed]
14. Sag Harbor library addition plans unveiled [Sag Harbor Express]


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