–NYCHA came to the Baruch Houses to talk up a $355 million initiative to fix crumbling buildings. [Channel 11]
–The city has filed a lawsuit against a Lower east Side landlord, alleging that she is running illegal hotel operations out of buildings on Rivington, Ludlow and 14th streets. [New York Post]
–The family of Rosario Dawson is at the center of a controversy on East 13th Street. At stake: an affordable tenement. [EV Grieve]
–It’s opening day for the big new hotel at 50 Bowery. [JDV Hotels]
–A food festival is coming to Pier 36 this weekend [Time Out]
Coming up this morning: The Latest developments in the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol fire investigation.