Morning Reads: East River Berm Could Cost $1.1 Billion, Female Firefighter at Fort Pitt, Live Gaming on the LES

A closer look at the elaborate plan to create a berm along the East River (Next City).

The federal government is providing $335 million for the flood-protection project but the first phase is expected to cost $1.1 billion (Think Progress).

The mayor takes aim at NYCHA’s failure to install surveillance cameras (NYT).

The New York City Public Library wants $65 million to keep branch locations open six days a week (Daily News).

The Municipal Art Society has come under fire for honoring Bruce Ratner (NYT).

The Mary Spink Apartments on East 11th Street nearing completion (EV Grieve).

Remembering character actress Anna Berger, who grew up in a tenement on the Lower East Side (NYT).

One of four new female firefighters will be working at the Pitt Street fire house (Daily News).

A live action gaming room, Trapped NYC, is coming to the LES (NYT).

New York Rangers fanatic Shelly Silver hopes to join the governor in a “lightly salted” rice cake feast (Times Union).

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