–A 22-year-old man has been charged with the 2015 murder at the Lillian Wald Houses of a Lower East Side rapper. [Daily News]
–Tenants file lawsuits against Lower East Side landlord R.A. Cohen. [DNA Info]
–Should there be a landlord blacklist? [New York Times]
–Is the Lowline destined to become a “paradise or pipe dream?” Columnist James Gardner asks whether the underground park will evoke “Mother Nature or a movie set.” [The Real Deal]
–A part of El Jardin de la Esperanza, a community garden bulldozed years ago, makes a reappearance. [EV Grieve]
–A reporter goes way back to 2007 to highlight a Manhattan’s judge’s misuse of his VIP parking pass on the Lower East Side. [Daily News]
–The new Jane Jacobs biography is, “graceless, infantilizing of its subject and strangely unbuttoned in tone. It often seems to be muttered as much as written, like one of those garbled subway announcements you cannot understand but suspect might matter.” [New York Times]
Happening Today: JDS Development Group presents its plans for a gigantic tower in the Two Bridges neighborhood; 6:30 p.m., Two Bridges Tower, 82 Rutgers Slip.