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Shelly, Hillary Go to School, Bike Thief Beatdown, Developer Seeks LES Hipsters

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It's the first day of school in New York City. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will mark the occasion (along with Chancellor Joel Klein) with a visit PS 142, The Amalia Castro School on Attorney Street. Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stopped by another LES school, The Manhattan Charter School. Administration officials fanned out to schools across the country, in conjunction with President Obama's address to students nationwide.

Washington regulators are preparing to crack down on banks charging outrageous fees to customers who overspend on their debit cards. According to the New York Times Rep. Carolyn Maloney is pushing to require "warnings when a debit card purchase will overdraw an account." 

Bike thief beatdown on 1st & 1st.

It's come to this: The developers of a "high end" luxury building in Williamsburg will be "hitting the streets of the Lower East Side in a van, looking to take well-to-do hipsters to the Brooklyn waterfront. They won’t actually be driving them there. But the idea is to troll
for arty, young Lower East Side-type professionals where they live and
hang out, parking the van — plastered in ads based on the quirky
“WilliamsburgLove” mock dating site — in front of popular clubs."

A new USA series begins filming on Orchard Street.

Bo Ky, the popular Bayard Street noodle shop, is opening up a second location on Grand Street (near Elizabeth).

From New York Daily Photo: the Hua Mei Bird Garden in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. 

Time Warner Cable's "Around New York" profiles the Tenement Museum.

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