Lower East Side Links

–An employee of a bodega on Avenue A has been charged with assault and allegedly told an 18-year-old customer,  “I’m not serving a tranny.” The clerk’s lawyer says the victim was trying to steal from the store. [Daily News]

–The Real Estate Board of New York is speaking out against proposed legislation in the City Council that would make it easier to sue landlords for harassment. [The Real Deal]

–A look at how the Trump Administration’s budget cuts would impact NYCHA and Section 8 buildings in NYC. [The Real Deal]

–An overview of the retail, community and cultural spaces coming to Essex Crossing. Rohan Mehra of Delancey Street Associates says of the cultural facility planned on Ludlow/Essex Street: “We are in talks with a pretty exciting partner and will make an announcement about it in the next month or two.” [BisNow]

–Artist Sir Shadow makes Lower East Side construction fencing his canvas. [Crain’s]

–A look back at the Bowery’s old “Suicide Hall.” [Curbed]