The Downtown Express reports: District 1 City Council candidate Margaret Chin has raised more money than any of her competitors – almost $114 thousand. PJ Kim has raised $91 thousand. The man they're looking to beat, City Councilman Alan Gerson, has brought in $54 thousand. Pete Gleason raised $37 thousand. Meanwhile, the Express reached out to Arthur Gregory, who (it appeared) was way behind in the money race. But Gregory said he was carrying around $35 thousand in undeposited checks. While the other candidates collected something close to (or exceeding) five times the number of signatures required to win a spot on the September ballot, Gregory only submitted 1600 signatures. He told the newspaper that he had been considering surgery on his ankle – and did not want to cash those checks if he was going to bow out. Incidentally, Gregory decided to put off the surgery until after the primary.
Lower East Side resident Ernest Marshall grumbles to NY1 about the $115 ticket the NYPD gave him for stopping his car in a bike lane.
John Liu will meet with those interested in hearing more about the proposed (building) bike access law, this afternoon at City Hall.
New York's "Summer Streets" initiaitive is looking for volunteers.
The New York City Council has upgraded its web site, making the search for proposed legislation a lot easier.
A week of eating with WD-50 chef Wylie Dufresne.