Lower East Side Links

–A bicyclist, 74-year-old Xin Kang Wang, died 10 days after he was doored by a taxi passenger. Wang lived on the Lower East Side. [Daily News]

–A teen was shot in the face with a BB gun while sitting in a park at East Houston Street and FDR Drive. He was treated for minor injuries. [Daily News]

–A new report on the April housing market shows that the Lower East Side offered the cheapest rents below 96th Street, with the average apartment going for $3135/month. [Real Estate Weekly]

–Empellón Cocina is closing on First Avenue and owner Alex Stupak has a lot to say about it. [EV Grieve]

–The Chinatown Art Brigade takes the fight against gentrification to the streets. [The Indypendent]

–Now Showing: “Taking It to the Streets! The Art & Design of Posters and Flyers on the Lower East Side in the ’80s & ’90s,” a project of ABC No Rio. [New York Times]

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