Morning Reads: Fatal Chinatown-Based Bus Crash, Tenement Museum Cashing In, Little Italy Photographer

Two people are killed and 48 injured in a bus crash in Delaware. The bus was operated by Chinatown-based-AM USA Express (Channel 4).

The Tenement Museum has used several new tactics to raise more money, including “shifting the type of people who were honored at the museum’s annual gala to those who have greater connections to deep pockets.” Yet gentrification “presents a threat to the museum, which looks to create an experience heavily dependent on atmosphere. Ironically, the museum helped foster the growth of art galleries, trendy shops and chic bars in the neighborhood.” (Crain’s)

Concerns at the Merchant’s House Museum as construction of a hotel is set to begin. Executive Director Margaret Halsey Gardiner says: “We’re trying to work with the developer and their engineers on protection plans that will ensure the safety of the house…” (NYT)

The de Blasio administration tries to deal with the “poor door” backlash (Gotham Gazette).

Reverend Billy is released from jail after his arrest in Tompkins Square Park (EV Grieve).

Summing up the history of the Lower East Side 1880-2014 (6sqft).

A collection of photos documenting 75 years in Little Italy (NYT).