Evening Links: Employment Up; New York Is No. 1!

A new constituency weighs in on the mosque proposed for Lower Manhattan: strippers. (WSJ)

Happy times again. Unemployment is down in NYC and jobs are up. (NYT)

Scott Stringer is recruiting architects to serve on community boards. (Capital)

The new “pop-up” sidewalk cafes being pushed by the city were sparked by an idea from an intern. (ArchPaper)

Someone else thinks New York is No. 1. Foreign Policy, A.T. Kearney, and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs ranked NYC the top global city. (Foreign Policy)

After public housing: What will the city put up in place of Brooklyn complex once it’s demolished? Tenants allege a bait and switch. (City Limits)

Someone with a marker in Bed Stuy apparently doesn’t think much of a new development. (Brownstoner)

The Municipal Art Society asks readers to vote: Should Vornado build a giant tower next to the Empire State Building? (MAS)

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