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With the City Council’s last session of the year coming up on Thursday, Council Member Stephen Levin has to decide whether to allow the 15-story towers bound for Greenpoint to double in size. Word is that “developers and city officials are negotiating a last-minute deal to get more funding for the park and to target the affordable housing to more low-income residents.” [WSJ]

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift? Get your beau a $575 moccasin making classes at Brooklyn Shoe Space, where you can go from klutz to cobbler in no time. [Brooklyn Based]

Or if you really want to splurge: “A massive loft at the Gretsch Building along Broadway has just come on the market for $6.5 million — the kind of coin that still picks up a decent-sized pad in Tribeca or Soho.” [NYDN]

Here’s a look inside 146 South 4th Street, the building with the hopscotch court on the roof. [Curbed]

“A merry hooligan named Julian” left a bizarre gift, addressed to Brooklyn, at the Bedford Ave. stop. [NY Shitty]

Despite Gowanus’s new Whole Foods that sells vinyl, Greenpoint is leading the neighborhood in Curbed’s annual poll to determine the neighborhood of the year. [Curbed]

In the latest development of a protracted legal battle, the city has shut down Jerry Delakas’s newsstand on Astor Place. ““He is the community, he is our standard bearer,” complains an East Village resident. [NY1]

Serious Eats drops into Streecha, the hidden Ukrainian cafeteria on East 7th, and finds that not much has changed. [SE]

A couple was surprised to discover a large military-style rocket in the closet of into their new Lower East Side apartment. And they didn’t sell it to recoup the broker’s fee? [NYP]

The team behind Acme and Indochine are planning a Mexican-Asian project on the LES: “There will be empanadas, tacos, tamales, and the fillings and sauces will have Asian flavors.” [Zagat]

The Shade folks put some cars in a Bushwick warehouse for a Detroit-themed rave. [Paper]