Lower East Side Links

–Video: An interview with Daniel Squadron about his decision to quit the state Senate. Speculation about his potential replacement: Reporter Zack Fink floats the names of Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou and City Council member Margaret Chin. [NY1]

–“The process to replace (Squadron) involves obscure mechanisms that could empower old allies of Sheldon Silver.” [Crain’s]

–Editorial: “State Sen. Daniel Squadron just made a (decision) that will arrogantly deprive some 300,000 people in his Brooklyn and Manhattan district of a chance to decide who serves them. And deprive who knows how many would-be public servants of the chance to make their case to the voters.” [Daily News]

–“Few doubt (Daniel) Squadron’s intelligence or sincerity. He seemed to always want to do the right thing…. Yet his departure from the legislature is hypocritical, because the very anti-democratic machine forces Squadron railed against will determine who replaces him in Albany.” [Gothamist]

–The Landmarks Preservation Commission approves and expansion of the Anthology Film Archives building. [DNAinfo]

–A partner in the restaurant, Root & Bone, has filed a lawsuit against the chef/owners. [Eater]

–Saying so long to Easternbloc, “New York’s iconic gay dive bar.” [Out]

–The Lower East Side’s 100 Gates Project blows onto Staten Island. [Staten Island Advance]