The NYPD is preparing for protests related to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war during the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting. Also, Mount Sinai Health officials defended their plan to shut down Beth Israel Hospital at a heated community forum in Manhattan on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the city's recent crackdown on unlicensed vendors has reached Prospect Park's farmers market in Brooklyn. Plus, worried landlords across New York City are banning tenants from storing e-bikes in their buildings for fear of lithium battery fires. Finally, WNYC's Community Partnerships desk regularly teams up with the nonprofit, Street Lab, to collect and share stories from neighborhoods across the five boroughs. Our latest stop is in Brooklyn's Kensington neighborhood.