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The 'Going Solo' Demographic Shift; Extell on Third Avenue

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NYC?In conjunction with the "Making Room" exhibit, the Museum of the City of New York is hosting sociologist Eric Klinenberg for a discussion. Klinenberg wrote "Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone," a book that examines the demographic shift of single adults living alone. The director of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council, the group behind the exhibit, will join him to talk about how this shift affects cities like New York. [CurbedWire Inbox; official]

UPPER EAST SIDE?Earlier this month, Extell purchased the building at 1683 Third Avenue (at right) between 94th and 95th Streets, along with air rights to the building next door. A tipster sends word that businesses along the block have been ordered to vacate by the end of the year, noting that this lines us nicely with the Second Avenue Subway timeline: "Assuming that Extell is interested in building condos, the timing would have the new units hitting the market just as the Second Avenue Subway moves from construction annoyance to something people think is likely to open soon. (Yesterday, the MTA affirmed that they're on target for a December 2016 opening.) The nearest entrance would be a block away from the site." [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]