Morning Buzz

Clyde Haberman is off this week.

For more local news from The Times, including the end of an era for the landmark Chelsea Hotel, a rare seagull that has birdwatchers across the country rushing to Coney Island, and why redistricting plans are alarming some state representatives, see the N.Y./Region section.

Here’s what City Room is reading in other papers and blogs this morning.

A man from Yonkers has been floating in space since April. [Daily News]

Buoyed by increased revenue from racinos, the state’s lottery is hauling in more cash this year. [Daily News]

The police are searching for a man who they say tried to look up a woman’s skirt at a subway station on the Upper West Side. His description matched that of a suspect accused of groping at least nine other women this year. [Daily News]

Nonprofit organizations already scheduled to receive financing from the City Council this year have contributed more than $126,000 toward City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn’s 2013 mayoral campaign, according to a review by The Daily News. [Daily News]

Manhattan’s most dangerous intersection may be on the Lower East Side. [Daily News]

Katharine Hepburn’s former home in Connecticut is up for sale. [New York Post]

Nassau County taxpayers will vote Monday on whether they want to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars for a new sports arena. The fate of the New York Islanders rests in their hands. [New York Post] (See also The Daily News.)

Alternative study: Students spent the day riding in a U-Haul truck after their Brooklyn high school principal ordered them to transport furniture from a warehouse in Midtown rather than attend school, The New York Post reports. [New York Post]

That’s dedication! The wife of a University of New Mexico professor accused of running an online brothel traded her Manhattan apartment for her husband’s home in Sante Fe to show her solidarity. [New York Post]

A sea otter rescued in Alaska after a storm last year got a surprise birthday present at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island. [mcbrooklyn]

A strip of 57th Street is becoming a battle zone as real estate developers clamor to build the tallest residential building in Manhattan. [Wall Street Journal]

There is a mysterious harp case in the East Village. [EV Grieve]

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