(Photo: Scott Lynch)

As expected, the new plan for the Domino Sugar factory site won the approval of the City Planning Commission and will now be voted on by the City Council. [NY Daily News]

The deal proves one thing: “the de Blasio administration cares a lot about affordable housing, less about how high the towers grow, and not at all about the minutiae of design.” [Daily Intel]

Yes, it’s finally happening (maybe): a Girls bus tour. HBO is said to be in discussions with the tour company that did the Sex and the City school. The tour would visit locations that “aren’t exactly glamorous” but are “authentic.” [NY Daily News]

Speaking of Girls, Allison Williams is really into her new engagement ring. [E]

That new school at Essex Crossing: will it be built, and whose kids will it educated? [The Lo-Down]

The Basquiat estate is suing Christie’s over some of the auction items put up by his former East Village roommate. []

A balcony-covered building overlooking McCarren Park is almost finished. [Brownstoner]

New permits have been issued for the conversion of a Bushwick church into 99 rental apartments. [Brownstoner]

Finally, a Hipster Music Index! [Priceonomics via Free Williamsburg]

The East Village gets a new gay club: Stairs on East 2nd Street. [NY Times]

An update on the hawk nest at the Christadora building. [Gamma Blog]

A new art exhibit in the East Village features work by members of Murphy’s Law. [NY1]

A roundup of current LES gallery openings. [The Lo-Down]

The former home of Black & White Gallery, on Driggs, is being replaced by a 5-story building. [BuzzBuzz Home]

A pop-up shop at Daddy’s will feature art by Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav and more. [Greenpointers]

Williamsburg artist Pilita Garcia’s paintings will be shown at Picture Farm this Friday. [Greenpointers]

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe is NYC’s “rawest and most talented open mic.” [HuffPo]

The film 200 Cigarettes features many vanished East Village spots. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]