Photo: NYPD.

Grand Street Bank Robber Filmed Heist For Art Project

Morning Reads: Shelly Coup Scuttled, Airbnb Questions, Rent Law Politics

Report: A coup attempt against Speaker Sheldon Silver was blocked by the Republican leader in the Assembly (Post).

Campaign finance and the upcoming battle over the state’s rent laws (City & State).

A City Council committee will be questioning Airbnb over safety concerns (Post).

Why does Gene Kaufman, the architect of so many uninspired buildings, keep getting work? The answer is simple: he gets projects completed on the cheap (Crain’s).

A look at Hank O’Neal’s New York City photos from the 1980s (Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY).

At 90 years old, Lower East Side resident Ruth Taube is still sharing her passion for sewing (NY1).

“Two sides of contemporary choreography” are on display at the American Realness Festival at the Abrons Arts Center (NYT).

Good Morning!

la plaza cultural

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 | Joel Raskin took this photo at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden on East 9th Street | Weather: We’ll see a mix of sleet, freezing rain and rain today and a high of 38  | Happening Today: Community Board 3’s liquor licensing committee meets tonight to consider applications from restaurants and bars | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily email.


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Winter at the Hamilton Fish Swimming Pool

Photo by Anna Pelavin.

Photo by Anna Pelavin.

Anna Pelavin sent along this photo of the Hamilton Fish Rec Center swimming pool covered in snow. How many days ’till summer?

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January Events: American Realness, Under the Radar & Coil Festivals

Morning Reads: Success Academy Followup, New Allen Street Hotel, Remembering Walter Keuhr

Parents braved the cold last night, showing up at P.S. 20 for a hearing regarding Success Academy’s plans to open a school on the Lower East Side. The DOE canceled the hearing after the charter school chain withdrew its proposal but activists went ahead with the meeting anyway (Chalkbeat).

Permits are filed for a 7-story hotel at 88 Allen St. (NY YIMBY).

The company that owns Zara is buying a retail condo in Soho for a record price, $20,000/sq. ft. (Real Deal).

Under a proposed settlement of a federal lawsuit, the city agrees to change the way police patrol NYCHA buildings (NYT).

The Times remembers Walter Keuhr of the Main Squeeze accordion shop. The store lost its lease and will be closing Jan. 15 (NYT).

Good Morning!

grand st night

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 | Here’s a wintery shot on Grand Street from Joel Raskin to wrap up the week | Weather: The snow is expected to end by about noon with just about an inch of accumulation. Look for a high of 32. Sunny and windy tomorrow with a high of 22. Cloudy on Sunday with a high of 31 | Happening Today: The American Realness Festival is in full swing at the Abrons Arts Center | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily email.

Doughnuts will be featured at Pies & Thighs on Canal Street. Photo via restaurant's Instagram.

LES Bites: Pies & Thighs Details, DIY Sushi at Azasu, BonBonniere at Hotel Chantelle

Sen. Daniel Squadron, Josh Russ Tupper, Niki Russ Federman, Herman Vargas (general manager), Maria Russ Federman (Niki's mom).

Squadron Presents Russ & Daughters With Honorary Resolution

Sen. Daniel Squadron, Josh Russ Tupper, Niki Russ Federman, Herman Vargas (general manager), Maria Russ Federman (Niki’s mom).

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Success Academy Withdraws Request For DOE Space on LES; Questions Remain