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Another plan for vacant buildings, the hottest new amenity, & more

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A new plan calls for New York State to buy vacant city offices and hotels and convert them to affordable housing, which would be run by non-profit organizations (The Real Deal)

A renewable energy storage battery is the hottest new apartment building amenity (The New York Times)

A very NYC dream—or nightmare: This renter found several empty rooms behind her bathroom mirror (Queens Crap)

There are calls to increase penalties for spitting on transit workers, who are reporting an uptick in assaults (Gothamist)

The city's police commissioner announces a renewed crackdown on graffiti as well as community outreach to tackle it (amNewYork)

Movie theaters are prepping for reopening (EVGrieve)