Morning Reads: Chain Store Wage Proposal, LES/Chinatown Bike Mecca, Nick Walker Returns

State Sen. Daniel Squadron proposes a $15 “fair wage” for chain store workers (NYT).

The Lower East Side and Chinatown have the most bike commuters …

Morning Reads: East 7th Street Resident Attacked, Stray Bullet Report, Ludlow Street History

Police are looking for a suspect who sexually assaulted a woman in her East 7th Street apartment over the weekend (EV Grieve).

A teenager said …

Midday Reads: Tech Space For the Bowery, More Fireworks Talk, Gefilte Fish Woes

A plan to turn 161 Bowery into a space for tech commercial tenants (Real Estate Weekly).

Is Kushner planning to destroy the garden behind an …

Morning Reads: Fireworks Return to East Side, Rapfogel Relief Fund, Streit’s on Sunday Morning

The mayor is bringing the Fourth of July fireworks show back to the East River (Daily News).

Members of the Orthodox Jewish community have set …

Morning Reads: Senior Rent Freeze Proposal, SPURA & the Jews, Amar’e Stoudemire Scores For Henry Street

Council member Margaret Chin introduces legislation that would freeze the rent of more seniors (Crain’s).

The Republican co-chair of the governor’s disbanded ethics panel fumes …

Morning Reads: NYCHA Wants Senior Downsizing, “Die In” on Grand Street, Pearl Paint Building

NYCHA is threatening thousands of seniors with eviction if they refuse to move to smaller apartments (Daily News).

Gary Barnett is angling for a Pathmark …

Morning Reads: Ferry Accident Report, Pre-K Seats, Parkour Daredevils

Federal investigators say errors by the captain and faulty boat design led to the ferry accident on the East River last year (NYT).

Manhattan Borough …

Enrique Cruz.

New Members Appointed to Community Board 3



Morning Reads: Cultural Affairs Commissioner, City Lore’s Graffiti Show, Matzo Frenzy

The mayor appoints a cultural affairs commissioner (Observer).

City Lore opens its new Lower East Side gallery space with a graffiti show (WSJ).

The Lower …

Morning Reads: Gallery Picks, Liev Schreiber’s LES Ad Firm, Jim Jarmusch’s New York

“Has the Lower East Side (gallery scene) reached a tipping point?’ How many times can the Times ask this question? Critics pick their favorite art …

Morning Reads: Chinatown Skin Infection Outbreak, Hotel Review Proposal, Scaffold Law

The number of cases of that rare skin disease from people handling raw seafood in Chinatown is growing (WNBC).

The Real Estate Board of New …

Morning Reads: 347 Bowery Plans, Ferry Inflation, Orensanz Gala Photos

New plans emerge for a luxury tower planned at 347 Bowery (NY YIMBY).

The LES saw one of the sharpest declines in apartment inventory during …

Morning Reads: More From Angel Orensanz, Missing Fashion Designer, Captain America’s LES Roots

About last night’s mishap at the Angel Orensanz Center, actor Tim Blake Nelson says: “I guess you live in New York, and on every block …

Morning Reads: Delancey Street Bank Robbed, Little Italy Under Siege, Storefront Changes

A serial bank robber hit the Popular Community Bank on Delancey Street again (NY1).

More on the sentencing of Luis Martinez, convicted of shooting a …

Morning Reads: Rent Board Appointments, Williamsburg Bridge Traffic Mess, Tiny Gallery Coming to Chrystie Street

The mayor appoints new members of the Rent Guidelines Board (NYT).

How Gene Kaufman became one of the most active, and most reviled, hotel designers …