East Side Transit Plan Revealed, Debating a Living Wage, Knish Kvetching

Friday news links

MTA, DOT unveil East Side transit plan.

The Daily News urges the Assembly not to "wreck charter schools." 

Should the city require developers to pay workers a living wage? Gotham Gazette looks at the issue and polls the City Council. Margaret Chin says "yes."

In defense of community boards

LES galleries – a status report.

The Associated Press previews Sen. Dan Squadron's  new program making it possible for Chinatown residents to nominate locations for new trees.

The New Museum has begun planning for its second triennial. 

The trendy boutique, First Among Equals, is shutting its doors.

What a way to celebrate a birthday: Grumbling about Yonah Schimmel's knishes.