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CurbedWire: More 78th Street Shenanigans, Harlem's Hotel Rising, Billyburg's Teardown Blues

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UPPER EAST SIDE?A fan of our column writes: "Your column has had some stories on 78th btwn 3rd and 2nd. The building at 205 E 78 can not be to thrilled with losing their lot line windows. The 79 corner has a permit for fencing and notices about asbestos removal (right). Let's all take a deep breath." [CurbedWire Inbox]

HARLEM?Some dirt is getting moved uptown. Writes a tipster, "I live on 125th St. between 5th & Lenox. Construction has started in a long-vacant lot next to my building. Word on the street has it that it's going to be a hotel. If so, it would be the first new hotel in Harlem in decades (since Harlem Park has morphed into a retail space)." Indeed, it's supposed to be this crazy thing. [CurbedWire Inbox]

WILLIAMSBURG?Because we need a 10,000th Williamsburg item of the day, we point you to this Craigslist listing for a "beautiful house on a quiet residential block" that's "primed for knockdown." A 'Burgite writes: "if this craigslist ad doesn't describe Wburg to a T, I don't know what does. note unintended (but prophetic?) use of 'homely.'" [CurbedWire Inbox]