The new Deputy Mayor is a Midwesterner, and a really swell guy. (NYO)

NYPD told the parents of  Stony Brook student he died in a car crash, but he didn’t. (WCBS)

A new newsstand is opening at 116th and Broadway, causing drama with the one that already exists across the street. (Spec)

The Times’ Cityroom blog covers the Floridita closing.

Th AFL-CIO sponsored a protest of Wall St. banks downtown yesterday. (NYP)