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Photo: Breakfast on the Williamsburg Bridge. Photo by Shonelle Cooper-Caplan.

–Police announced an arrest in the brutal murder of Sala Miah, a Bangladeshi delivery worker who was brutally stabbed in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Cops took 23-year-old Joseph Sandoval of Queens into custody. Meanwhile, NYPD officials participated in a vigil for Miah, attempting to assure immigrant New Yorkers that their safety is a priority. [NY1]

–A police officer working a traffic detail at Delancey and Suffolk streets Saturday night was treated and released from the hospital after being struck by a motorcyclist. The incident apparently happened when the motorcyclist hit a barrier. The driver was taken into custody on possible DWI charges. [Channel 2]

–City officials continue their PR offensive regarding their plan to rebuild East River Park in the name of resiliency. [AMNY]

–The controversial Soho rezoning plan is approved by the City Planning Commission. [Gothamist]

–Residents from several NYC neighborhoods, including the Lower East Side, go to court in an effort to stop the city from making the Open Streets program permanent. [Gothamist]

–A housing lottery has opened for a new project on East 2nd Street, with apartments starting at $857/month. [6sqft]

–Attaboy, the Eldridge Street cocktail bar, has gone merch crazy, and it is not alone. [The New York Times]

–A new exhibition at the LES-based International Center of Photography showcases the work of five Black photographers who offer perspectives on their communities and their own personal narratives. [The New York Times]

–Remembering Dee Pop, a founding member of the Bush Tetras and a fixture of New York’s post-punk scene, who died at the age of 65. The group’s song, “’Too Many Creeps,’ a punk anthem about the frustration of having to dodge being hassled by men on city streets, was released in 1980 and became a dance-floor hit. The rock critic Robert Christgau wrote… that it ‘summed up the Lower East Side circa 1980.'” [The New York Times]

–Cousin Greg (aka actor Nicholas Braun) causes a stir at Ray’s, the Chrystie Street celebrity hot spot. [New York Post]

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