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One’s up, one’s out over at the city Department of Housing Preservation & Development: Acting Commissioner JERILYN PERINE got the nod to run the agency, to sighs of relief from housing developers who fretted that the job would go to a housing-hating hack. And DIANA MARKEL, former Assistant Commissioner for Alternative Management Programs, is leaving….

Wonks rejoice–now in charge of the city’s Independent Budget Office is RONNIE LOWENSTEIN, ex-Federal Reserve Bank economist and major egghead, rousing hopes that she will lead the IBO to its full fire-spitting, number-crunching potential…..

LARRY HIRSCH, former intergovernmental and community affairs rep at Neighborhood Housing Services, just started at the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development as a community builder….

CONN NUGENT, executive director of the venerable good government group Citizens Union, will be leaving to take over the $132 million J.M. Kaplan Fund.

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