Morning Reads: Affordable Housing Plan, Bowery Mission Needs Help, NYC is a TV Set

The mayor’s mandatory inclusionary housing plan is likely to stick with a 20% “affordable” threshold, while eliminating subsidies (Crain’s).

City Council member Margaret Chin debates …

Morning Reads: Rent Stabilized Holdout, Bikes & Grease Do Not Mix, Pregnant Bar Hoax

Rory Dennis is clinging to his rent stabilized East 6th Street apartment for dear life (Post).

Clinton Street grease spill gets the best of cyclists …

Morning Reads: 82-Year Old Woman Killed on Elizabeth Street, New Rat Attack, Hanksy Travel Series

An 82-year old woman who lived in the East Village was killed in a traffic accident on Elizabeth Street yesterday (Daily News).

298 East 2nd …

Morning Reads: Photography Center Bowery-Bound, NYU Fight, LES Art Galleries On a Roll

The highly regarded International Center of Photography is moving from Midtown to the Bowery, in a building near the New Museum. The organization’s board approved …

Morning Reads: Bus Driver Charged, East Sixth Street Synagogue’s Ark, Sammy’s Roumanian

Bus driver Jinli Zhao of Flushing has been charged in connection with that deadly crash in Delaware Sunday. Zhao works for a Chinatown-based bus operator …

Morning Reads: Chinatown Bus Operator’s Record, Landlord Crackdown, East River Conservancy

More on Sunday’s fatal bus crash in Delaware. The Chinatown-based operator was “cited in July for working a driver too many hours, and collected 18 …

Morning Reads: Fatal Chinatown-Based Bus Crash, Tenement Museum Cashing In, Little Italy Photographer

Two people are killed and 48 injured in a bus crash in Delaware. The bus was operated by Chinatown-based-AM USA Express (Channel 4).

The Tenement …

Morning Reads: District 1 Diversity Concerns, San Gennaro Charity Investigation, “Eating Delancey” Introduced by Joan Rivers

Chancellor Carmen Farina, at a forum on the Lower East Side, hears District 1 parents talk about increasing segregation in their schools (Chalkbeat).

The non-profit …

Morning Reads: Silver’s New Foe, Dog Trainer Tussle, Fung Wah’s Demise

Maureen Koetz, a Republican challenging Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in November, is filing an ethics complaint against him (Epoch Times).

The city and state are …

Morning Reads: Live Over the Public Hotel For $7 Million, Ruby Schron Profiled, Rent Law Politics

A first glimpse of what the residences on top of Chrystie Street’s Public Hotel will look like. Prices start at $7 million (Curbed).

More observations …

Morning Reads: East River Gondola Proposal, Affordable Housing Discussion, Celebrating the Ramones

The founder of City Realty is pitching an East River Skyway (gondola) proposal. One phase, costing up to $150 million, would “run from the Brooklyn …

Morning Reads: Cuomo & de Blasio Check Out San Gennaro, LES Galleries Still Strong, “Bendy Tree” Prayers

The mayor and governor visit San Gennaro (NY1).

If the Democrats take control of the state Senate, Mayor de Blasio will seek to take control …

Morning Reads: Chinatown Hotel Boom, Funeral Home Sued After Cremation, Heshy Jacob’s 9/11

A hotel boom has hit Chinatown (Observer).

Budget cuts impacting the federal Section 8 rent voucher program are putting a big squeeze on New York …

Morning Reads: Remembering 9/11, La Sirena Stays, Celebrity Dodgeball Torney

9/11 – 13 years later – live feed of the Commemoration Ceremony (NYC.gov).

Profiling the kids who grew up in the shadow of 9/11 (Post).



Morning Reads: Bowery Tech Space, ABC No Rio Plans, Russ & Daughters Upper East Side Branch

At 161 Bowery: “a lifestyle office space with all the bells-and-whistles,” plus a Shepard Fairey mural (Real Estate Weekly).

ICYMI: An update on ABC No …