Morning Reads: Pedestrian Killed on Canal Street, Clayton’s Taylor Swift Video, Lucy Liu Signs Up For “Snakehead”

At Canal and Centre streets, a man was struck and killed by a garbage truck. Witnesses say it was a hit and run (Post).

Parishes …

Morning Reads: Sandy Two Years Later, New Bowery Gallery, Graffiti War

A new report suggests the Lower East Side bounced back relatively quickly after Hurricane Sandy due to the neighborhood’s “social ties.” (Newsweek)

Investigation: Red Cross …

Morning Reads: Schrager Boasts About 215 Chrystie Sales, Synagogue Landmarked, Mayor’s Park Plan Too Timid

Ian Schrager says sales at 215 Chrystie St. are strong. There has been no negotiating; “You’re probably paying close to about $8 million for a …

Morning Reads: 25 M.P.H. Enforcement, Documenting the Fading LES, Pastrami Economics

More on the city’s new 25 m.p.h. speed limit; is the NYPD committed to enforcement? (Observer)

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will vote whether to designate …

Morning Reads: AG Sidelines “Tenant Relocator,” After Sandy, Citi Bike’s Likely New Operator

The state Attorney General has put “tenant relocator” Michel Pimienta out of business and got him to pay a $40,000 fine. The AG says Pimienta …

Morning Reads: Ebola Preps at Downtown Hospital, Luxury Tenement Conversions, Crowdfunding Rikers Inmate

New York Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital says its ready to deal with ebola (Tribeca Trib). Developers are in an “arms race” to transform tenements on the …

Morning Reads: Light “Hit & Run” Penalty, McEnroe Duped in Drug Deal, R Bar Closes

The district attorney has decided to let a driver off with a $250 fine in connection with the intentional hit and run of a cyclist …

Morning Reads: Landlord/Tenant Wars, “Don’t Assault Your Cab Driver” Signs, Dufresne Thankful For LES Years

Chinatown and the  Lower East Side figure prominently in this in-depth piece on the escalating war between tenants and landlords (Village Voice).

Surprise, surprise. Sheldon …

Morning Reads: Stuy Town Arrest, Rayuela Closed For Now, CMJ 2014 Debuts

A 26-year old man has been arrested in connection with an attempted rape in Stuy Town (Channel 2).

Rayuela, the Latin restaurant on Allen Street, …

Morning Reads: “The General” Closes, Sharing the Wealth (or Not), Raves For “Lippy” at Abrons

The EMM Group closes “The General” on the Bowery (Eater).

The wealthy Central Park Conservancy has launched a program to help poor parks but has …

Morning Reads: Tenant Blacklists, Penny Arcade at Joe’s Pub, Haunted House Tour

Tenant advocates are increasingly concerned about “blacklists” property owners are purchasing that detail people with cases in housing court (NYT).

A court rules that a …

Morning Reads: Airbnb Battle, Post Swoons at LES Real Estate, Gavin Brown’s New Space

The state Attorney General says three-quarters of Airbnb listings are illegal (NYT).

Luxury real estate developments on the Lower Side are making the Post “swoon.” …

Morning Reads: Success Charter Outrage, Chinatown Bus Shootout, NYU Expansion Ruling

Elected officials criticize the SUNY Board for approving a plan from Success Academy charter school to relocate to the Lower East Side or Upper West …

Morning Reads: Mission Chinese Rat Feud, Upstate Murders: Chinatown Connection?, Saving Small Businesses

Danny Bowien’s landlord at the original Mission Chinese on Orchard Street files a counter-lawsuit, saying the star chef was responsible for attracting rodents (Post).

Authorities …

Morning Reads: Affordable Apartment Rule Change, Ludlow Street’s New Reality, More From the Lowline Anti-Gala

The state is going to let property owners sell their market rate rental apartments if they commit to permanently preserving affordable units (NYT).

Ludlow Street …