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–The NYPD says Kelly Hurley, the cyclist killed on First Avenue, fell off her bike before being run over by a box truck. The driver was issued a ticket for not having a crossover mirror. [The Village Voice]

–“…As is often the case when a motorist kills a pedestrian or cyclist, the NYPD account is a bizarre mess that exonerates the driver.” [Streetsblog]

–Chef/owner Sarah Simmons of the restaurant Birds & Bubbles sues her former landlord, alleging that contractors caused at least six floods in the Forsyth Street space. The restaurant closed last month. [Eater]

–Council member Rosie Mendez is threatening to withhold support from the proposed Union Square Tech Hub unless the city agrees to rezone the surrounding area. [DNAinfo]

–One of the vacant retail spaces in the complex formerly known as Red Square is now being advertised for rent. The listing talks up the building’s face lift in which the, “facade and storefronts will be refaced creating a more updated style and fit for the cool East Village neighborhood.” [EV Grieve]

–People in Chinatown gathered at a memorial to say goodbye to Professor Peter Kwong. [Sing Tao Daily via Voices of NY]

–At Happy Ending, former Olympian Michael Stember is attracting quite a crowd with his pop-up sushi concept, “an almost sensual experience, one that grows more engaging as the night goes on—especially after the DJ starts and the spicy margaritas begin to kick in.” [Vogue]

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