Morning Reads: Mother of Murder Victim Addresses Killer, East 2nd Street Worries, Beastie Boys Battle

“You took away her future, her life,” the mother of Jomali Morales told a confessed killer at the sentencing hearing yesterday. Markeece Dunning faces anywhere from 20 years to life in prison for the brutal killing at the Baruch Houses in 2011 (NYT).

The residents of 243-245 East 2nd St. fight to stay in their homes (EV Grieve).

State Sen. Daniel Squadron continues to make the case for park funding equality (Observer).

Eddie Chiu of Chinatown’s Lin Sing Association hosts a Cuomo rival (Observer).

Beastie Boys campaign stalls (Complex).