Morning Reads: Praise For Immigrant Smuggler, Park Funding Proposal, Spider-Man Can’t Shoot

She may have been reviled in law enforcement circles, but many immigrants along East Broadway are remembering notorious snakehead Cheng Chui Ping as a hero (NYT).

State Senator Daniel Squadron’s proposal for more equitable parks funding gets a bit more attention (AMNY).

Don’t blame the death of record stores on Kim’s decision to close its 1st Avenue shop (EV Grieve).

A look at hybrid stores, including the Wash House on East 1st Street (Daily News).

More obsessing over that parking ticket magnet on Forsyth Street (Post).

Andrew Garfield recalls his stint shooting hoops with Lower East Side kids during a break from shooting Spider-Man last spring (Daily News).