Morning Reads: More Post-Sandy Grants, Gun Control Politics, ABC No Rio Q&A

  • The Partnership for New York City Fund and Asian Americans for Equality have created a grant program to help downtown businesses recover from Sandy (NY1).
  • Many in Chinatown are unsurprised by the arrests earlier this week in connection with a large immigration fraud investigation (Sing Tao Daily via Voices of NY).
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he hopes the Newtown school massacre will finally cause the Senate to act on gun control legislation (Daily News).
  • An interview with Steven Englander of ABC No Rio (Art Fag City).
  • At the New Museum, artists and musicians discuss the downtown punk scene (Hyperallergic).
  • Judith Bernstein’s “masterpieces of feminist protest (NYT).
  • Ivan Orkin talks about his plans to open a ramen restaurant on Clinton Street (NYT).
  • Happy 5th birthday, EV Grieve! (EV Grieve).