Morning Reads: Hurricane Season, Another LES Artist Heads North, Nom Wah Philly

Hurricane season has begun (NY1).

Confirmed: BP gas station on 2nd Avenue is closing (EV Grieve).

Bassoon maker Leslie Ross flees rising Essex Street rents, plans a new life in small-town Maine (NYT).

The Nom Wah Tea Parlor, one of Chinatown’s oldest restaurants, is opening a new location in Philadelphia (

Video: Fashion model Shalom Harlow checks out eco-boutiques on the Lower East Side (Epoch Times).