–Michael A. Hrynenko, Jr., “a key figure in the Second Avenue gas explosion investigation,” died late last month. He had been awaiting trial. [EV Grieve]
–After the deadly 2015 gas explosion on Second Avenue, the city cut off gas service to thousands of residents across New York. [New York Post]
–Endorsement Wire: Mary Silver for City Council District 2. [Daily News]
–Endorsement Wire: Carlina Rivera for City Council District 2. [Amsterdam News]
–ICYMI: There’s a District 1 City Council candidate forum on the Lower East Side tonight. Full Story on The Lo-Down.
–More on a proposal to give the City Council new power over land use issues. Council member Margaret Chin’s “willingness to redraw the blueprints of city government in response to a set of buildings she doesn’t like could set a precedent for next year’s council.” [Crain’s]
–A small section of Park Row will get a two-way bike lane and better pedestrian access. [Daily News]
–A profile of Lower East Side hair stylist Takamichi Saeki. [Japan Times]