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Good Morning: Rainy Tuesday, “Stop & Frisk” Debate, Teacher/Stripper on the LES

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It’s not exactly market shopping weather today.  The rain will continue into this evening. We’ll get a break tomorrow, but the showers return on Thursday.  A high of 75 expected today. 

In the news, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney was on Good Morning America a short time ago (previewing a hearing in D.C.) on the persistent wage gap between male and female managers (19 cents, according to a new report). The Bronx art teacher who wrote about being  a stripper and hooker told her story at the Bowery Poetry ClubGotham Gazette opines about the city’s proposed charter revision, a “half-hearted, superficial and ultimately reactionary” plan that would give the “mighty mayor more clout.”

This morning the City Council’s public housing committee (chaired by LES Councilmember Rosie Mendez) takes up the issue of “stop and frisk practices” in NYCHA developments.  Community Board 3’s full board meets tonight. During the public session, some Grand Street residents will be speaking out against the liquor license for a New Mexican restaurant in the old Two Boots space. EV Grieve reports on another agenda item: a resolution to restrict concerts in Tompkins Square Park.

NYC The Blog notices the “stairs to nowhere” near Pier 11, where work on the East River Promenade is plodding along. NYU News shot a video at NYC Apple Day. The popular Cobble Hill boutique Epaulet will “pop up” at Reed Space for one month. Jarrett Gregory of the New Museum gets up really early to witness the fine art of croissant baking.

Just added to our new events calendar: “It’s My Park Day” festivities sponsored by the Friends of Gulick Park (October 23rd).  Take a look at what’s happening in the neighborhood — and feel free to self-post your community events.

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