Good Morning!

Photo by William Alatriste/New York City Council

It’s been a tough week or so on the Lower East Side. So we begin the day on a positive note: yesterday’s ceremony at City Hall honoring the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force. Among their recent successes: the swift arrests of several teens accused of targeting Asian women in the neighborhood.  The City Council, including Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmember Margaret Chin, presented the team with a special proclamation. This morning, we’re headed over to the seaport for another City Council event — a news conference detailing plans to establish a regional food market there. Look for another beautiful day, with a high of 71.