Morning Reads: Chinatown Pedestrian Death, Gun-Peddling Cop Sentenced, “Giant” at the Public

  • City Council member Margaret Chin asks the NYPD to investigate the death of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a National Guard truck in Chinatown (Streetsblog).
  • Police are looking for help in identifying a woman who was found wandering Avenue A yesterday morning (WCBS).
  • A cop is sentenced to 15 years in prison for stealing guns from the 9th Precinct and selling them to a drug dealer (Post).
  • Some in Washington are puzzled that Governor Cuomo did not join Michael Bloomberg on Capitol Hill to lobby for hurricane aid (NYT).
  • After sustaining water damage during Hurricane Sandy, the Stanton Street Shul has launched a crowdfunding campaign (Lucky Ant).
  • A climate change film shot following Sandy was projected on a wall above the Exxon Mobil station on East 2nd Street (Village Voice).
  • A new report shows the number of stalled building sites in New York has jumped by 17% since the beginning of 2012 (Post).
  • A progress report on the new Karl Fischer building going up at 316 East 3rd Street (EV Grieve).
  • “Giant,” the new musical at the Public has “great moments” but “lacks proportion.” (Capital)