Morning Reads: NYC’s Hotel Boom, DCKT Gallery Comes to Orchard Street, Food Trucks & “Train” at Pier 36

  • New York’s hotel boom will only pick up steam in the years ahead, making the hospitality industry the city’s number one employer (NYT).
  • Sheldon Silver says he supports the idea of boosting tax rates for New York City’s wealthiest residents (Post).
  • The DCKT Contemporary gallery is moving to lower Orchard Street (Artinfo).
  • The City Council holds a hearing on last month’s school bus debacle. Students attending special needs schools, including Comprehensive Kids on the LES, were stranded for hours on multiple days (Daily News).
  • Some of the events that make of this weekend’s NYC Wine & Food Festival are being held at Basketball City on Pier 36, including tomorrow’s night’s sold out “Burger Bash” with Rachael Ray. But tickets are still available for Sunday afternoon’s finale, which features 20 food trucks plus a performance from “Train,” who will be unveiling three new wines (AM NY).
  • The latest on the plans for the old Bowery Poetry Club space (EV Grieve).