Morning Reads: Ex-Cop Accused of Harassing Tenants, Kim’s Video Closure Marks End of Era, Paul’s Boutique 25 Years Later

The state Attorney General has taken legal action against a former cop accused of harassing tenants of rent regulated buildings.  Anthony Falconite works for several …

640px-FairbanksMarkofZorro

See “The Mark of Zorro” at Abrons Tonight at Sunset

The Urban Drive-In, a summer series from the Abrons Arts Center and the Friends of Gulick Park returns tonight with “The Mark of Zorro.” …

Lowline rendering by James Ramsey.

Lowline Update: Tech Lab Receives City Funding, Young Designers Show Off Ideas



Morning Reads: Brooklyn Bridge Investigation, Bowery Mural Wall, Bars Host Interactive Theater

Cops think a young skateboarder and four friends were responsible for placing those white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge (Daily News).

An update …

William Rapfogel. Photo: Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council.

Rapfogel Sentenced, Begins Prison Term For Role in Met Council Scheme



Morning Reads: Google Engineer Faces Rape Charges, Brooklyn Bridge Flag Mystery, Tokyo Rebel Opens

A Google engineer is accused of raping a woman in his East 12th Street apartment (Daily News).

Who’s responsible for putting up those white flags …

53 Ludlow St.

LES Bites: Silk Cakes, Veselka’s 1954 Prices, Eileen’s Cheesecake



Triangle at Division and Ludlow streets.

New Seating, Planters In-the-Works For Division Street Triangle



Morning Reads: Restaurants on the Ropes, Preservation Plea, TV Star Candidate

Another look at the escalating commercial rents pushing restaurants out of Manhattan (Epoch Times).

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation wants the city to …

katz's sidewalk

Lingering Effects of Water Main Break Impacting Katz’s Deli



Actor Luis Guzman paid a visit to the East River playing fields to check in on the Lady Furies.

Actor Luis Guzman Hangs Out With Lady Furies Softball Team



Morning Reads: Speaker Silver’s Legal Fees, St. Mark’s Bookshop 2.0, Chinatown After Dark

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has spent $30,000 from his campaign account for legal fees related to the Vito Lopez lawsuits. Since 2004, he’s used $285,000 …

Delancey Street at Pitt Street.

Stop Signs, Pedestrian Island Coming to Delancey Street at Pitt Street



Morning Reads: BP Station Property Sold, New Buildings Commissioner, Chinatown BID’s Coop Plan

The site of the former BP gas station on 2nd Avenue has been sold for $32 million (Real Deal).

The mayor finally picks a buildings …

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 2.00.10 PM

New Publication Meant to Help Communities Make Parks Better