Morning Reads: More Charges in Chen Death, Shabbos Elevators, Graffiti Wall Through the Years

  • Army investigators recommend courts martial for more soldiers accused in connection with Danny Chen’s death (CNN).
  • Parents and activists protest deep cuts in funding for after school programs.  The programs are a mainstay of the Lower East Side’s settlement houses (NYT).
  • In the state Senate, Republicans block Daniel Squadron’s bill requiring corporations to disclose political donations from moving forward (Politicker).
  • The Times discovers the Shabbos elevators in the Grand Street co-ops and elsewhere (NYT).
  • A visual history of the Houston/Bowery graffiti wall beginning with Keith Haring in 1982 (Complex).
  • Antique dealer Billy Leroy plans a party March 9 to give his tent on the Bowery a proper sendoff (Local EV).