Good Morning!

The sun has set on summer 2010. The kids go back to school this week, but it won’t feel much like fall today. We’re looking for a high of 87, mostly sunny skies.

Tonight, the LES Business Improvement District will go before Community Board 3 to outline its expansion plans. Also today, the Chinatown Working Group’s steering committee gathers for a planning meeting. As we reported last month, some members of the organization are splintering over rezoning proposals.

In the news this morning, more details about Saturday night’s traffic accident in front of “The Bean” coffee shop on First Avenue. The Daily News reports Prestin Krupin, a 71-year old man injured when a cab came barreling through the store, has undergone surgery for a broken neck.  Witnesses said the cab driver swerved to miss a Jeep that was trying to turn right  from 3rd Street onto First Avenue.  The Post says both drivers tested negative for alcohol and no charges have been filed.

According to the Daily News, a compromise is in the works that could end the standoff between the city and neighborhood activists over the future of New York’s community gardens.  “A source familiar with the city’s latest proposal says new guidelines would give gardens more protections from development – but would stop short of guaranteeing their existence,” the newspaper reports.

On the political front, Rep. Carolyn Maloney and challenger Reshma Saujani are scheduled to face off in an 11am radio debate today on WWRL (AM 1600).  And The Post speculates State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is “salivating” at the prospect of getting his hands on $200 million held by the Lower Manhattan Development Corp.

Public school students return to school tomorrow. DNA Info reports the Girls Prep Charter School is rushing to complete work on a building at 51 Astor Place, after being forced to move from a public school building on East Houston Street.

Finally, the Jewish High Holidays are upon us. It should be quite a scene at Russ & Daughters the next couple of days.  They’ll be open until 7pm tonight, but will close early on Wednesday, the first night of Rosh Hashanah.