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6 BK Projects Funded; Furniture Consignment Site Launches

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THE 39TH COUNCIL DISTRICT?After 2,812 residents of Councilmember Brad Lander's Brooklyn fiefdom, which spans from the Columbia Waterfront southeast through Park Slope and even further south to Kensington and Borough Park, turned out to vote this weekend, six neighborhood projects they selected will get funding totaling $1 million. Three schools are slated for upgrades, a Carroll Gardens library will receive new computers, and two streets are getting spiffed up. Sidewalks will be extended and crossing distances will be reduced on parts of Church Avenue; on Third Street, between Bond Street and Third Avenue, 10 trees will be planted for a bit of shade and beautification. [CurbedWire Inbox; official]

NEW YORK CITY?Like that chair? It came from someone's house, and is hence much cheaper than it would be at full retail value. It's from Viyet, an online furniture consignment shop that officially launches today. The company's founders, Rachel Rodin and Louise Youngson-Klasfeld, discovered that they all too often got rid of or donated furniture when they moved, and decided to launch Viyet as an alternative. For a delivery and storage fee, you can sell furniture to them, and when it's bought, just like in a brick-and-mortar consignment shop, you get 50 percent of the proceeds. It's based out of New York, so the furnishings you see on the site are coming from the city and surrounding suburbs?there's no Ikea to be found. Needless to say, Rodin and Youngson-Klasfeld are keeping it high-end. [CurbedWire Inbox; official]