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Followup: Chin Calls on NYPD to File Charges Against Driver in Fatal Crash

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 Side (Daily News).

An appeals court approves NYU’s expansion, reversing a lower court’s ruling (NYT).

A state trooper in Connecticut shot and killed a man who stabbed two people aboard a casino bus from Chinatown (Channel 2).

The woman who was killed on Canal Street yesterday was the 220th traffic fatality in New York this year (WNYC).

Ethel Rosenberg’s brother, David Greenglass, died in July. The former Army sergeant helped send Ethel and Julius Rosenberg to the electric chair (NYT).

Crunching the numbers: New York’s late night neighborhoods (Gothamist).

Hanging out with Julian Casablancas on the Lower East Side (Rolling Stone).

Someone’s in love with LES boutique Reformation (Post).


Image via Siempre Verde Community Garden Facebook page.

CB3’s Land Use Committee Backs Siempre Verde Garden Against Development Plan

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Mostly cloudy today with showers moving in this afternoon and a high of 74.


Friends and Co-Workers Come Together To Help Essex Street Market Butcher Silva


7th Precinct Holds Blood Drive Thursday

Google image. Canal Street at Elizabeth Street.

Pedestrian Killed in Traffic Accident on Canal Street This Morning

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Mostly sunny today with a high of 75.

Cartoon: Instant Gentrification Game

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Evan Forsch’s cartoon from our October 2014 magazine.

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Police Search For Suspects in Hotel Chantelle Purse Snatching

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 are looking into whether the murder of a family of Chinese descent in upstate New York “might involve a world of illegal immigration and indentured servitude flowing from New York City.” (Times Union).

Opinion: An agreement requiring the city to make space for Essex Street Market vendors in the new Essex Crossing project, and to keep their rents affordable, could be a model for the whole city.  Similar “guarantees should be required of all commercial redevelopment projects that undergo public review.” (Daily News).

“Birds & Bubbles” and Root & Bone, the Lower East Side’s newish fried chicken spots, are reviewed (Grub Street).

Jeremiah Moss offers a primer on the East Village’s marble cemeteries (Metro).

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Your Columbus Day forecast: Cloudy skies today with a high of 67 and a small chance of a rain shower or two.

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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 transformed: “The once-gritty vibe of the Lower East Side has largely disappeared and many of the new commercial and residential spaces are occupied, targeted and patronized by professionals with disposable income.” (WSJ via Google News).

Someone’s dumping motor oil in the common areas of buildings owned by Steve Croman (EV Grieve).

CAAAV hosts a “Cop Watch” seminar, focused on monitoring the NYPD for misconduct (Gotham Gazette).

New Museum and the Lowline throw benefit parties this week. At the Lowline’s anti-gala, “there were a few recognizable guests in the crowd, including LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy; the actor Edward Norton; the filmmakers Bennett Miller and Darren Aronofsky; Celerie Kemble and Boykin Curry; Sen. Cory Booker and the film producer Megan Ellison, whose girlfriend, Robyn Shapiro, is the Lowline’s director of community. But in general the room was filled with young and energized patrons who don’t immediately seem to be regulars on the charity circuit.” (WSJ via Google News).

Stevie Nicks opens a photo show in Soho (NY1).