Morning Reads: Bowery Preservation, “Dirty Cop” in Trouble Again, NIMBY Scourge

Another look at efforts to preserve the old Bowery (Observer).

51 Astor Place attempts to swallow an area of the neighborhood “proudly resistant to change.” (NYT)

A former “Dirty 30″ cop is accused of stealing money from a woman on Forsyth Street (WNBC).

Sheldon Silver has scheduled a marathon session of the State Assembly tomorrow to finish work on the budget (Daily News).

Blogger Matthew Yglesias says “NIMBY stupidity (on the LES and elsewhere) is stifling urban bars and restaurants—and blocking a major opportunity for small-business growth.” (Slate)

The Dutch Kills team has set its sights on Avenue B (EV Grieve).