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Hey Coop Guest: Why the Long Face?; Huge Queens Rezoning; More!

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EAST VILLAGE?The strange things you see when staying in the city during Thanksgiving! One Curbed tipster stumbled upon the scene of a horse checking into the Cooper Square Hotel on the Bowery. Was it there at the owners' request to kick any ornery neighbors? Nope, according to our tipster, this was a photo shoot for a (human) clothing line called Éce Equestrian. No word on what it thought of the cavatelli at Faustina. [CurbedWire Inbox]

JAMAICA?Mayor Bloomberg is a tireless champion of rezonings as an engine for both economic development and neighborhood appeasement, so what's his biggest rezoning effort to date? That would be the proposed 530-block rezoning of South Jamaica, Queens, where City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden just kicked off a public review. In addition to responding to residents' complaints about out-of-context development through height limits, the rezoning will "encourage appropriately-scaled new housing and businesses" along wider corridors like Sutphin, Merrick, and Rockaway Boulevards. [CurbedWire Inbox]

MIDTOWN?We're getting closer to a resolution in the long saga of stalled 855 Sixth Avenue. The foreclosure auction has been set for Dec. 22, according to a tipster. Durst Fetner Associates is expected to take control and redesign the tower. [CurbedWire Inbox]