Morning Reads: Katz’s Prevails in Trademark Suit, Croman Under Investigation, New 215 Chrystie St. Renderings

Katz’s Deli has won a lawsuit against a Florida restaurant that was using its name (Daily News).

The state Attorney General is investigating whether Steve …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Morning Reads: Rapfogel Sentencing Delayed, McEnroe’s Son Arrested, Pier 17 Update

William Rapfogel was scheduled to be sentenced for his role in the Met Council embezzlement scheme yesterday, but a judge has now given him another …

Morning Reads: Johnny Marines Profiled, Saving Punjabi Deli, Nine-Man Volleyball on the LES

“The man behind the man;” Lower East Side native Johnny Marines, who works closely with Latin musical star Romeo Santos, is profiled (Daily News).

Today …

Morning Reads: West Bank Tensions-New Museum Show, Ben Shaoul Hearing, Pleading For a New Bus Terminal

Ramallah-based Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar  was supposed to play a key role in events surrounding the New Museum’s exhibition of  art from the Arab World, …

Morning Reads: Gambling Den Buyer, Bus Stop Shutterbug, Gallery Closure

The previously undisclosed buyer of the East Broadway building siezed in a 2012 gambling raid and sold at auction in March turns out to be …

Morning Reads: 1928 Library Notice, Art Exhibit of Subway Ads, Tenants and Landlords

An overdue library book notice from 1928, unearthed on Orchard Street, is now on display at the Tenement Museum. (Gothamist)

Decaying subway advertisements as art, …

Morning Reads: Stalled Orchard Hotel, NYCHA Funding, Street Art Tours, Clinton Street Retail

A court decision means forward movement for the long-stalled boutique hotel at 139 Orchard St. (The Real Deal)

Now being marketed to tourists: Walking tours …

Morning Reads: Parking Garage Redevelopment, Bridge Trouble, EV Gas Update

Council member Margaret Chin says the Essex Street parking garage should be converted to affordable housing as part of the Seward Park redevelopment project. (WSJ/subscription …

Morning Reads: Feral Cat Fight, Daring Bank Robbery, CitiBike Maps, Meals for Kids

Shareholders at Amalgamated Dwellings on Grand Street clash with co-op management over the fate of long-supported feral cat colonies. (The Villager)

Robbers sawed a hole …