Here’s where its better to buy than to rent, including the East Village. [Curbed]

Local pols are still pushing for more community engagement from the developers of three Lower East Side towers. [DNAinfo]

Bushwick-based stripper, comedian and writer Jacqueline Frances has a new book of illustrations and observations about the stripper life. [Bushwick Daily]

A Bushwick man was convicted of fatally shooting his girlfriend in 2015. [Bushwick Daily]

Biang! has closed after a little under a year in the East Village. [EV Grieve]

A retail space in the former Amato Opera House can be yours for $35K monthly. [EV Grieve]