Morning Reads: Bus Crash Verdict, Levees to Protect NYC?, Chinatown Developer Sued

  • The verdict will be announced today in the trial of the driver who was at the wheel when a casino bus crashed in the Bronx last year, killing 15 Chinatown residents (Post).
  • For the first time Mayor Bloomberg suggested dunes and/or levees could be used to protect areas of the city vulnerable to flooding due to future hurricanes. He did not, however, offer any specifics about location, cost or timetable (NYT).
  • An $11 million lawsuit has been filed against a Chinatown developer accused of precipitating the displacement of tenants at 128 Hester Street, next door to the newly opened Wyndham Garden Hotel (Villager).
  • Two people were arrested in connection with a Thanksgiving weekend stabbing on the Lower East Side (The Local).
  • The retail listing for Jupiter 21, the luxury building where the Mars Bar once stood, is now online (EV Grieve).

 

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