–The state attorney general is reportedly investigating connections between the mayor’s non-profit, Campaign For One New York, and Rivington House. [New York Post]
–A profile of Ben Shaoul, not-so-affectionately known as “The Sledgehammer.” The developer, who cut his teeth gentrifying the Lower East Side, is apparently a little thin-skinned. [The Real Deal]
–The L Train commute was a mess this morning. [Gothamist]
–Musician Alan Vega, a punk pioneer and a fixture of the downtown scene, has died at the age of 78. [New York Times]
–Happening Today: Department of Transportation officials & elected officials celebrate new Clinton Street crosswalk. See them sweltering at 2 p.m. (Clinton between East Broadway and Grand streets).