A legendary Bronx subway graffiti artist (aka Jee 2) goes legit (sort of) with a train mural class beginning Friday. [Gothamist]
The best bike shops in New York. [Gridskipper]
The world’s first self-proclaimed vegan stripclub opens in Portland. [Buzz Feed]
To combat real estate fraud, a Brooklyn councilman is backing legislation that would notify property owners when their deeds are accessed on city records. [TRD]
Growing affluence in Harlem blurs the socioeconomic fault lines structuring the neighborhood. [NY Times]
On top of her $1 million donation to establish a crime scene investigation department at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, crime novelist Patricia Cornwell spends $250,000 to correct a gaffe about law enforcement. [NY Times]
Steak tartar by way of Syria and other Levantine delicacies abound in Arab enclaves of Bay Ridge. [Village Voice]
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