Danny Bowien’s landlord at the original Mission Chinese on Orchard Street files a counter-lawsuit, saying the star chef was responsible for attracting rodents (Post).
Authorities are looking into whether the murder of a family of Chinese descent in upstate New York “might involve a world of illegal immigration and indentured servitude flowing from New York City.” (Times Union).
Opinion: An agreement requiring the city to make space for Essex Street Market vendors in the new Essex Crossing project, and to keep their rents affordable, could be a model for the whole city. Similar “guarantees should be required of all commercial redevelopment projects that undergo public review.” (Daily News).
“Birds & Bubbles” and Root & Bone, the Lower East Side’s newish fried chicken spots, are reviewed (Grub Street).
Jeremiah Moss offers a primer on the East Village’s marble cemeteries (Metro).