Morning Reads: 81 Bowery Evacuation, Synagogue Saga, Pier Paola Pasolini Tribute

Chinatown residents are evacuated from an SRO, 81 Bowery, due to dangerous conditions (Daily News).

Preservation activists turn up the heat on the rabbi seeking to demolish Beth Hamedrash Hagadol (Tablet).

Inside the world of Chinese weddings at the height of “dragon year madness.” (The Atlantic)

A conversation with Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls (EV Grieve).

Devendra Banhart, who’s renovating a studio on the Lower East Side, talks about his new album (Spin).

A tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini at Allegra LaViola (NYT).

An exhibition of contemporary Cuban art comes to Site/109 (Artinfo).