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Morning Reads: Accused Rapist’s Claims, NYCHA Maintenance Mess, Inoteca’s Goodbye

An accused rapist claims his victim had been drinking heavily and that he was invited into her apartment (Post). News flash: NYCHA finally fixes a bathroom at the Baruch Houses (NY1). The state law authorizing NYC's use of red light cameras...

Morning Reads: Cop Shooter Conviction, Bet Pays Off at 51 Astor Place, Inheriting Affordable Housing

Luis Martinez faces 25 years-life, after a jury convicted him in the shooting of a cop on the Lower East Side in 2012 (Daily News). Edward Minskoff defies conventional wisdom, making a success of 51 Astor Place, an audacious commercial...

Morning Reads: Chinese New Year Holiday, Robin Thicke & Kendrick Lamar at Pier 36, Callicoon Fine Arts Expands

Sheldon Silver and Daniel Squadron push for a Lunar New Year school holiday (NYT). ESPN is hosting an invite-only Super Bowl party at Pier 36 featuring performances by Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar (Post). Callicoon Fine Arts is moving from Forsyth...

Morning Reads: Super Bowl Prostitution Bust, NYPD Transparency, Chin’s 2014 Goals

The State Attorney General busts a Super Bowl prostitution ring; suspects are being brought to the 7th Precinct on the Lower East Side (Post). City Council member Dan Garodnick urges the NYPD to make precinct crime information available to neighborhood-based...

Morning Reads: Seaport Plan Stopped, Crime Wave?, Recalling Street Art of the 70’s & 80’s

The controversial redevelopment plan for the South Street Seaport has been put on hold (Tribeca Trib). A $70 million pay day for Ben Shaoul, who turned an East Village nursing home into luxury housing? (Post) Tabloid fear mongering: the backlash against...

Morning Reads: Cop Shooting Trial, 7-Eleven’s Rough Reception, Subway Trash Strategy

A man on trial for shooting a police officer on the Lower East Side in 2012 testified that he acted out of fear (WSJ/AP). Witnesses say an NYU student was naked, high on mushrooms before plunging to his death (Post). 7-Eleven...

Morning Reads: Silver-de Blasio Honeymoon, Rapfogel Update, Endangered Restaurants

Sheldon Silver and Bill de Blasio hope a strong alliance will advance their common progressive agenda (NYT). Report: William Rapfogel may be getting ready to plead guilty (Daily News). Meet the freshman City Council member from the Bronx who's replacing LES...

Morning Reads: Pedestrian Safety, Economy Candy, School for Womanly Arts

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer wants community boards to submit lists of the most dangerous intersections (NY1). Economy Candy's secrets to long-lasting success (Forbes). Here's a look at Narcissa, the new restaurant in the Standard East Village hotel (Eater). A top flight...

Morning Reads: De Blasio’s Affordable Housing Plan, Peels Closes, Macauley Culkin’s Band at Moscot

A look at the mayor's lofty goal of creating or preserving 200,000 units of affordable housing (NYT). More on the new City Council leadership assignments, which left local Council member Rosie Mendez without a committee chairmanship (Daily News). Residents would really...

Morning Reads: Developer Death Threats?, Council Committee Assignments, Robert James’ Brooklyn Bureau

The legal battle over a stalled Orchard Street hotel project takes another bizarre turn as a "debt-ridden developer (allegedly) threatened to rape and kill his adversaries." (Post) City Council committee assignments will be announced today.  District 1's Margaret Chin is...
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