Morning Reads: The Quiet Mogul, Willow Tree Campaign, Jewish LES in Pictures

  • A profile of Ruby Schron, the billionaire developer who plans to build a 25 story hotel on Chrystie Street (Real Deal).
  • A petition emerges to add willow trees to La Plaza Cultural Community Garden (EV Grieve).
  • Q&A with Terry McCoy and Bob Contant of St. Mark’s Bookshop (The Local).
  • Michael Chernow of the Meatball Shop talks about volunteering in the Rockaways after Sandy (Village Voice).
  • The Jewish Lower East Side through the eyes of photographer Danny Stein (NYT).