Lower East Side Links

–The fourth and final public engagement session was held over the weekend for the looming Two Bridges development plans. [City Limits]

–Smaller galleries, including some on the Lower East Side, are calling it quits. What’s going on? “Lately the trend toward an intensely commercial and competitive art market has resulted in a critical mass of galleries folding, moving or merging.”  [New York Times]

–The Dry Dock basketball courts are going to be closed for repairs this week. [EV Grieve]

–Reminder: Tonight’s the night the Two Bridges area will be on lockdown due to the NBA Awards Show at Basketball City. Full Story on The Lo-Down.

–Coming up on Friday, Invisible Exports (on Eldridge Street) will be showing some of Alan Vega’s final paintings. [New York Times]

–Jean Georges has opened his restaurants inside the new Public Hotel Here’s a look at some of the dishes. [Grub Street]