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A Brooklyn investment firm with apartment-building ambitions purchased 510 Driggs Avenue for $35 million. []

In Bushwick, the Washington Irving Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will receive $4 million to put towards infrastructure improvements, like fixing a roof with falling plaster. [DNA Info]

City Controller Scott Stringer will audit the Citi Bike program. [NY Daily News]

Paperwork was submitted for a 12-story condominium at 88 Withers Street in Williamsburg. [NY YIMBY]

Bowery’s Congee Chinese Restaurant—which earned favorable reviews from The Times and New York—was closed by the Health Department last week after a plethora of pests were found on the premises. [DNA Info]

Here’s a rendering of the 535-bed dorm Cooper Union and the Joffrey Ballet School plan to build at 605 E. 9th Street, the landmarked site of P.S. 64 and CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center. [Luxury Listings NYC]

NYC’s Department of Environmental Protection will conduct tests to determine the potential health impacts of dust being created at a Greenpoint construction site (close to a playgound) where a sludge tank was recently demolished. [DNA Info]

M & J Asian Cuisine/Sushi Bar will replace AlphaBet Cafe on the corner of E.14th Street and Avenue B. [EV Grieve]

Ten-year-old Crumpler, a bag store on Spring Street, will soon shutter, but a fellow Aussie brand will take up residence in the neighborhood—FEIT Direct, a pricy shoe shop coming to 2 Prince Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Williamsburg’s rock ‘n’ roll-themed indoor playground, Frolic, closes Friday after two years in business. [DNA Info]

Read some theories on why Williamsburg is such a sought-after testing ground for big-box retailers. [Crain’s NY]