City Council Progressives Unite, Police Investigate Essex Street Death, Trouble for Billy’s Antiques

A dozen City Council members, including District 1 and District 2 reps Margaret Chin and Rosie Mendez, form a progressive group (NYT).

Community boards face budget cuts (City Pragmatist).

Fighting for pork equity (Gotham Gazette).

The election board’s secretive search for a new leader (Gotham Gazette).

Police want to question three men in connection with the death of a man on Essex Street on Saturday (Post).

Trouble for Billy Leroy, the owner of Billy’s Antiques (Daily News).

Delancey Street, through the years (Ephemeral New York).

An Choi is expanding (Fork in the Road).

Eastern Alley, the new Thai restaurant on Clinton Street, appears to be kaput, scarcely a month after opening (Eater).

Informed but friendly – new wine shops “put patrons at ease.” (NYT).

Telling the story of 64 East 7th Street (Jeremiah).

Sprucing up the Charlie Parker Residence (EV Grieve).