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Morning Reads: Health Inspections Under Fire, Wang Accused of Running Chinatown Sweatshop, Cyclist Sues Follwing Bike Lane Bust

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  • Today the City Council holds a hearing on the Health Department’s controversial restaurant inspection system; yesterday the mayor defended the new system preemptively (NYT).
  • Thirty workers file a $50 million lawsuit against designer Alexander Wang, alleging he runs a sweatshop in Chinatown (Post).
  • Innovate Manhattan, a Swedish middle school, has signed a lease for 15,000 square feet at 38 Delancey Street (Observer).
  • A cyclist sues the state Department of Motor Vehicles, after receiving a ticket for riding outside the bike lane on Allen Street (Daily News, Gothamist).
  • Chabad’s new home on the Bowery: seeking out young Jews where they live and play (The Jewish Week).
  • “2012 is the year that downtown became hip in the art world again.”  Case in point: The Dependent Art Show taking place at the Comfort Inn on Ludlow Street (Artnet).


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  1. Hope the cyclist wins, I don’t think there is a nyc Law that says you have to ride in a bike lane. Think about it, if there were, it would mean marginalizing bikes OFF the roads.  Giving up the roads.  Not right.

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