Cern One Wildlife Refuge

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Two real estate companies partnered to purchase five floors of 101 E. 10th Street—a School of Visual Arts dorm—with plans to rework the building into regular rentals. [The Real Deal]

Rafael Espinal Jr., a Brooklyn City Councilman, voiced his stance against SantaCon in Bushwick. [NY Daily News]

Newtown Creek Alliance member Michael Heimbinder created a wearable air pollution detection device called Air Casting Greenpoint. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Tonight from 6 to 9 p.m., Ludlow Street boutique Reformation gets festive with its seasonal jewelry collection by Unearthen, presented alongside tarot card readings, Owney’s Rum and Grass Roots Juice. [Racked NY]

If you missed Kara Walker‘s sphinx when it descended upon the Domino Sugar Factory site in Williamsburg, see the exhibition from the artist’s POV in Chelsea Friday night when her new show, “Aftermath” premieres at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. But first, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., The New Museum hosts pay-as-you-wish pole-dancing lessons. [Art F City]

Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m., $25 gets you a locally-handmade bowl, plus soup and unlimited Brooklyn Brewery beer at EAT [Evolving Artisan Traditions] during the Soup Bowl Fundraiser, an annual event benefitting the Greenpoint Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. [Greenpointers]

Tour an enviable $2.7 million duplex on Second Street if your in the market or a masochist. [Curbed NY]

Please kill the “_______ is the new Brooklyn” trope, begs the standards editor at the city’s most respected newspaper. [NY Times]