Morning Reads: Danny Chen Opera, Revisiting SPURA, AirBnB Vents at NY Lawmakers

A vigil marks the second anniversary of Private Danny Chen’s death in Afghanistan (NY1).

An opera is being commissioned in memory of Danny Chen (NYT).

Photo essay: a visit to SPURA (Curbed).

AirBnB’s founder criticizes New York’s law that bans most short-term apartment rentals (Daily News).

Pete Gleason, a City Council candidate in Lower Manhattan four years ago, is now running – as a Republican – against DA Cy Vance (Daily News).

Part of St. Mark’s Place is becoming Sara Curry Way (EV Grieve).

Chris Burden’s solo exhibition at the New Museum is “a superb survey but also a kind of transfiguration.” (NYT)