As DOT presents refined concepts for BQE, locals question cost, construction "The department and its partners presented detailed renderings and full 3-D models of its three proposed concepts, which would all repair the roadway and better connect Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park. But the updated models don’t address all the specifics, locals said." (Brooklyn Paper)

Workers, City Coffers Will Lose Out if Council Ditches Year-Round Street Dining, Experts Say "Restaurant and café owners said they’ll have to cut staff and will struggle to store their dining sheds if city lawmakers move ahead with a plan to turn year-round outdoor dining into a seasonal program — yet the Council has not analyzed the economic harm that its bill could cause to one of New York’s signature industries." (Streetsblog NYC)

The Number of Rent-Stabilized Apartments Registered in Ridgewood Plummeted. ‘Substantial Rehabilitations’ Could Help Explain Why. "Residents are worried about de facto deregulation in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood — thanks to limited enforcement of the largely voluntary systems landlords use to register rent-stabilized apartments." (The City)

NYC is more ethnically diverse, less racially segregated, report finds "Long-established ethnic groups that have historically defined New York City’s political and cultural landscape are shrinking, according to the findings. That includes Italian, Irish, and Eastern European immigrants; African Americans; Afro Caribbeans and Puerto Ricans." (Gothamist)