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Here’s what the Untapped Cities staff is reading in the HQ today:
- MTA Machines Won’t Take Credit Cards This Weekend [Bklyner]: Heads up—the MTA has announced that its Metrocard vending machines won’t take any credit or debit cards for transactions this weekend. The temporary halt on plastic transactions will go into effect tomorrow night, Friday, February, at 11:45 pm and last until 5:00 am on Monday, February 5.
- NY Times Signs With Movie Studio to Bring News Stories to the Silver Screen [Observer]: The New York Times announced yesterday that it was partnering with the studio Anonymous Content on film and TV projects based on the paper’s stories. The Times will split the profits from all production deals with the journalists who wrote the original stories.
- Rybak Reveals Renderings For Sea Breeze Tower [Bklyner]: Rybak Development the folks behind the Vue on Emmons, have released a rendering of what their proposed new tower at 271 Sea Breeze Avenue, which they call Sea Breeze Tower, would look like.
- Bad landlords will foot temporary tenant relocation costs under proposed legislation [CurbedNY]: Tenants forced out of their apartments owing to landlord negligence may soon get a reprieve. Council Member Margaret Chin has introduced legislation that would require unscrupulous landlords whose buildings are hit with a vacate order to foot the bill to temporarily relocate building tenants.
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