Morning Reads: East River Plan, Post Sandy Rat Attack, Ramones Auction

The Manhattan Borough President prepares to release an unfunded plan for the East River waterfront (NYT).

The City Planning Commission approves a proposal to redevelop the Pier 17 mall (Tribeca Trib).

The mayor outlines how he plans to spend the first installment of federal hurricane disaster aid (NYT).

A Lower East Side exterminator says: rat problem is the worst he’s seen it in 10 years. You can blame Sandy (NYT).

Demolition on Lafayette Street to clear the way for a 7-story condo building (EV Grieve).

A woman suffers serious injuries after being struck by a van at Bowery and Bayard (Gothamist).

Lower East Side landmarks are featured in “New York Nights,” the new book from James and Karla Murray (ABC News).

Items from the upcoming Ramones auction will be on display this afternoon at Bowery Electric (NY1).