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1) Dumbo: A tipster drops this glory: "closings began for 57 Front Street last week. As of today there are 4 units occupied with more to come throughout the week." Only took 18 months—longest closing in history? [CurbedWire Inbox]
2) Williamsburg: Dana from MetroBlogging NYC tells us, "I live by 2 of the currently 'on hold' Scarano projects in Williamsburg and things are anything but 'on hold.' People are already moving into The Casa and other construction is still going on at 59-63 Conselyea St. Any idea what happened at the July 12th Scarano hearings? How can people move into a buildings with no C of O when the project is still 'on hold' according to the DoB?" [CurbedWire Inbox/Metroblogging NYC]
3) Williamsburg: More from the Billy, but this time, a feelgood story to warm the soul. A reader writes, "Back in November of 04 you ran a story about a gym scam in Williamsburg. I am the owner of Maxim health and fitness and I just wanted to touch base and tell you that the club is doing well and the neighborhood has been great to us. Thank you for running our story, and look for us to pop up in other places soon." Curbed, promoting health and fitness, one hipster gym at a time. [CurbedWire Inbox]
4) Harlem: Apres our multiple reports on the Public Crapping Problem in Harlem, a reader drops this comment: "Hey Curbed, any truth to the rumor that you will be self publishing a coffee table book filled with Harlem Crap photos?" Nuf said. [Curbed Comments]