Early Addition: Ricky's Is Shrinking Down To Just Two Locations

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  • Is Ricky's, the New York beauty supplies retailer, an endangered species?
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  • Greg O’Connell, a retired NYPD narcotics officer, is worth millions after buying up property in Red Hook in the '70s for peanuts. “Not in my wildest dreams would I ever believe that there was such a thing as a million-dollar condo, but they sell ’em” in Red Hook, said O’Connell, who paid $4,000 in 1976 for his three-story home on Warren Street, which is now worth more than $1.2 million.
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  • Vox has some interesting thoughts on how to improve the state of TV.
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