Morning Reads: Bridge Security Changes, Bowery Gentrification Photos, Banksy Documentary

New security measures are being put in place around all four East River bridges as a result of a tourist’s Brooklyn Bridge climbing stunt (Channel …

Morning Reads: Met Council Woes, Why the LES is Hot, ABC No Rio Show

A closer look at the Met Council’s continuing struggle to find its footing after the William Rapfogel embezzlement scandal (The Forward).

A new audit shows …

Morning Reads: “Poor Door” Politics, Time Warner Outage, Bowery Beer From 1850′s

The “poor door” debate raises thorny issues concerning Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious affordable housing plan (NYT).

Two teens tried to steal a bike from a …

Morning Reads: “Rat Castle” Transformed, Busting Bridge Climbers, 1970′s Bowery Photos

Condos at the former “rat castle” building – 179 Ludlow St. – will start at $1.6 million (Real Deal).

The Blue Moon Hotel: still for …

Morning Reads: Brooklyn Bridge Climber, Met Council CEO Search, Fairey: Artists Priced Out of NYC

Cops arrest a guy who climbed up on the Brooklyn Bridge. Yes, there’s video (Post.)

The Met Council might hire Rabbi Moshe Wiener, a member …

Morning Reads: Bowery Real Estate Mania, Brooklyn Bridge Flags Returned, Charlie Parker Jazz Fest

Bowery real estate has “gone from hot to white hot.” One commercial broker says: “There’s a lot of money chasing very few deals.” (Daily News)



Morning Reads: Possible Police Beating, Met Council Head Stepping Down, Shep Fairey Mural Debuts Today

Video seems to show beating by police on Avenue D during a solidarity march in support of Michael Brown (Daily News).

More scenes from last …

Morning Reads: Fashion Model Found, Graffiti Hating, Golden Cadillac Transition

Fashion model Ataui-Deng Hopkins, an Essex Street resident, was missing for two weeks, but now she’s turned up in a hospital (Post).

The police commissioner …

Morning Reads: P.S. 64 Conversion, Un-Chaining NYC, Outlaw Instagrammers

The city has approved permits for the conversion of the former P.S. 64-CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center to a dormitory facility (EV Grieve).

Jeremiah Moss: Mayor …

Morning Reads: Croman Lawsuit, Gentrifier Complaints, Ramones Tribute

The Urban Justice Center, on behalf of tenants at 309 East 8th St., sues landlord Steve Croman. Attorney Sadia Rahman says: “I would say that …

Morning Reads: Clinton Street Gentrification, 9/11′s Impact on Pregnant Women, “Revenge of the Green Dragons” Trailer

Longtime business owners on Clinton Street weigh in on the effects of gentrification, including high rent and the increasing numbers of affluent, white residents who …

Morning Reads: German Artists Fess Up to Bridge Stunt, Bike Crackdown, Sutra’s Farewell

Two German artists say they are responsible for the Brooklyn Bridge flag stunt (NYT).

The governor and his delegation, including Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, arrive …

Morning Reads: NYCHA in Crisis, Tenement Museum Cashing In, Dogs Go Rat Hunting

New York’s public housing crisis; NYCHA’s financial situation has moved beyond “triage.” (NYT)

Led by trustees Paul Massey (founder of Massey Knakal Realty) and Merryl …

Morning Reads: Silver Heads For Israel, Croman Lawsuit, Abrons Schedule

Show of solidarity: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will join the governor for a trip to Israel this week (WSJ).

Opinion: Airbnb is a threat to …

Morning Reads: Tour Bus Concerns, Fringe 2014, Taking the LES Back to 1900

After Times Square crash, some City Council members want the city to more closely scrutinize the records of tour bus drivers (WSJ).

The Fringe Festival …