Free Ferry Service, DNA Leads to Rape Suspect, Busted for Not Playing Chess

  • East River ferry service beins today – free for the first two weeks! (Daily News)
  • Today a House committee holds a hearing to determine, among other things, whether federal regulators have enough authority to shut down bad intercity bus companies (Bloomberg).
  • District Attorney uses DNA evidence to prosecute a man accused of raping a college professor on the Lower East Side in 1998 (Post).
  • A woman says she was arrested for sitting at a chess table in Tompkins Square Park without playing chess (Neither More Nor Less).
  • Construction has begun on a mostly residential, 8-story building at 250 Bowery (Real Deal).
  • LES’ers anxious about the prospect of Walmart coming to the neighborhood might want to keep an eye on Bensonhurst (Post).
  • Eataly takes a bite out of Little Italy (Post).
  • IHop comes to East 14th Street (EV Grieve).
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