Morning Reads: Stalled Allen Street Hotel, Manny Cantor Center Experiment, 1980’s LES

Maverick Real Estate Partners notches a victory in appellate court; now the long battle for control of a stalled Allen Street hotel project goes back to trial court (Real Deal).

The opening of the Manny Cantor Center at the Educational Alliance — “an effort to convene the well-off, the middle class and the poor, the neighborhood’s 90-year-old Jews and 30-year-old Chinese immigrant mothers — seems almost mythic, the resurrection of a city that exists now largely in fantasy.” (NYT)

The head investigator of the governor’s anti-corruption panel is resigning; earlier this week Sheldon Silver accused the commission of overreaching (Daily News).

At e-flux on East Broadway: Uncovering the “unexplored local links” among four artists of Chinese descent (NYT).

Revisiting the 1980’s era photos of Amy Arbus on the Lower East Side (NYT).