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Lower East Side Links

–Cops are looking for a group who slashed a man on the face Sunday afternoon near South Street and Market Slip. [New York Post]

–Target opens a new store on Grand Street in August. At the opening of another small-scale outpost on 14th Street, some corporate genius thought it would be a good idea to celebrate with a replica of the CBGB storefront. [EV Grieve]

–Jeremiah calls Target’s stunt possibly, “the most deplorable commodification of local neighborhood culture” he’s ever seen.  [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

–There was a rally Friday night to mark the 20th anniversary since the city auction that put the former P.S. 64 building in the hands of developer Gregg Singer. [EV Grieve]

–Public Advocate Tish James is well known for her annual list of bad landlords. Here’s another list: campaign contributions to James, a leading candidate to become state attorney general, from the city’s real estate industry. [New York Post]

–Terrible news for New York: Tronc cuts half the staff at the Daily News. [New York Times]

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