Morning Reads: Stalled Orchard Hotel, NYCHA Funding, Street Art Tours, Clinton Street Retail

A court decision means forward movement for the long-stalled boutique hotel at 139 Orchard St. (The Real Deal)

Now being marketed to tourists: Walking tours of the Lower East Side’s graffiti. (Hartford Courant)

The mayor announced a $210 million initiative to improve public housing yesterday, including funding for better lighting and security cameras, ongoing issues at Lower East Side complexes. (Daily News)

The commercial condo at 20 Clinton St., formerly home to men’s clothing store 20 Peacocks, has sold for $750,000. (NYT)

Tenants push back against Kushner Companies’ efforts to empty and renovate two East Village buildings. (The Real Deal)