–A bicyclist suffered severe injuries when she was struck by a truck at 1st Avenue and 9th Street this morning. [DNAinfo]
–The NYPD has released a photo of a dog that was dropped down a trash chute at the Vladeck Houses (the dog is ok). There’s a $2500 reward for info leading to the culprit’s arrest. [Channel 2]
–A visit to 242 Broome St., part of the Essex Crossing project, which has now reached its full 14-story height. [Curbed]
–The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved the residential conversion of the Canal Street building that once housed Pearl Paint. [Curbed]
–Some advocacy groups say legislation meant to shield more businesses from the commercial rent tax would do little to address the big problem faced by NYC retailers: high rents. [City & State]
–Columbia University is now free to fire the cancer researcher who played a starring role in Sheldon Silver’s corruption trial. [Daily News]
–A pop-up restaurant based on notes scrawled by Tupac Shakur will open on Ludlow Street this coming weekend. [Eater]
–Reminder: Community Board 3’s transportation committee addresses traffic congestion on Clinton Street tonight. Full Story on The Lo-Down.