Morning Reads: Bus Driver Pleads Not Guilty, Maloney’s District Going Dominican?, Gavin DeGraw Talks About Beating

  • Ophadell Williams, the driver of the tour bus that crashed in the Bronx in March (killing 15 from Chinatown), was charged yesterday with manslaughter and other charges. He pleaded not guilty (NYT)
  • There’s been lots of talk that Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s District (CD-14), which includes part of the Lower East Side, could be in for big changes. An advocacy group is now floating a pro-Dominican redistricting plan (Daily News).
  • Well-known art dealer Maxwell Graham prepares to open a new gallery on lower Essex Street (Observer).
  • Gavin DeGraw talks about being attacked on the Lower East Side and explains why he and brother Joey opened the National Underground (AOL Music Blog).