Happening Today: The Landmarks Preservation Commission will decide today which of 95 properties on its infamous “backlog list” will be removed from consideration for protection. Among them is 2 Oliver St., a Federal-style rowhouse dating to 1821. The Chinatown item is expected to come up sometime after noon.
–A suspect is in custody for allegedly slashing an employee of the Silver Spurs restaurant on East Houston Street, reports Channel 7.
—The Real Deal reports that four buildings on St. Mark’s Place are under contact for $44 million.
–The de Blasio administration is opposing legislation in the City Council to protect tenants from bad landlords, notes the Daily News.
—Writing in Gotham Gazette, Serin Choi of the Korean American League for Civic Action criticizes the “undemocratic way in which the 65th Assembly District special election is unfolding” in Lower Manhattan.
—EV Grieve reports that longtime Avenue A pizza place, Nino’s, holds an auction after its owner “accepted a low six-figure amount to walk away from his remaining 10-year lease.”
–The Magic Shop, a legendary Soho recording studio, will close next month. Its owner, according to the Times, Steve Rosenthal also owned the Living Room, the defunct Ludlow Street music venue.
—Art News reports that, after 7 years, the Laurel Gitlin Gallery is closing on the Lower East Side.
—The Times has some great photos of loyal customers ho are flocking to Patricia Field’s Bowery store in the days before it closes.