“Unapproved use of electrical wiring” – cords on the roof – caused the fire at 240 East Houston (NYT).
240 East Houston fire and Noho fire highlight concerns about wood decks (NYT).
By the way, the Noho fire was caused by someone smoking (NY1).
Layoffs at the Department of Buildings (Real Deal).
Concerns about a new digital database of alleged juvenile offenders. The program is being piloted at two precincts, including one on the Lower East Side (Daily News).
Rep. Carolyn Maloney gathered 23,500 signatures to get on the ballot. Her challenger, Reshma Saujani, collected 7,250 (Daily News).
A two-term limit for the City Council? (Gotham Gazette).
The curious case of a new Yitzhak Rabin gallery on Orchard Street (Art Info).
Summer job: three college kids open a pop up store on Allen Street (NYT).