More than a thousand girls descended on Seward Park High School Sunday in search of the perfect designer prom dress. The dresses were all donated to "Operation Fairy Dust's" 7th annual "Prom Dress Giveaway." The Daily News has the story.
As the pace of new development accelerates, community activists are trying to protect Chinatown's distinctive character. The Gotham Gazette says there's growing concern that the rezoning of the Lower East Side will make Chinatown even more enticing to developers of luxury apartment buildings and hotels.
Speaking of gentrification, New York Magazine raves about Sorella, the newish wine bar at Delancey and Allen.
The New York Times tells the story of the "slave galleries" tucked into the upper corners of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church at Montgomery and Henry Streets. The Rev. Edgar Hopper led the restoration of these rooms. The church will begin conducting tours next month.