–Channel 2 talks with the man who was slashed on East 6th Street, in an apparent unprovoked attack.
–Affordable housing watch: The mayor and governor express disappointment as a key tax break lapses, reports the Observer.
—CNN Money looks at the “Iron Pipeline,” which funnels illegal guns into New York City, in part, via low-cost Chinatown buses.
—EV Grieve surveys blocks in the East Village with multiple empty storefronts.
—Metropolis talks with Dan Barasch and James Ramsey, founders of The Lowline.
–Stars such as Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Chris Noth and Matt Dillon came out to celebrate the opening of Vandal, the new club/restaurant at 199 Bowery, reports the Wall Street Journal.