Morning Reads: School Building Controversy, 1978 Loisaida Video, Mad Man at the Bowery Hotel

  • Report: school officials knew for at least a year that an East 12th Street school building had serious structural problems (NY1).
  • The City Council passes legislation cracking down on commercial bicyclists (Daily News).
  • A soldier who pleaded guilty to charges in the Danny Chen case has been discharged from the military (Army Times).
  • On the red carpet at the Bowery Hotel: new couple Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser, aka Mad Men’s Pete Campbell (US Magazine).
  • On Rivington Street, the closest thing you’ll find in this country to real pad thai (NYT).