Lower East Side Links

–City Council member Margaret Chin defends her first two terms in office during an endorsement meeting with Sing Tao Daily, the Chinese-language newspaper. [Voices of NY]

–The view from Brooklyn: Fears that State Sen. Daniel Squadron’s replacement will be chosen by party bosses, not the people. [Brooklyn Eagle]

–The healthcare workers’ union, Local 1199 SEIU, has not yet funneled campaign cash to Mayor de Blasio’s re-election fund, in spite of strongly backing him in the past. Documents recently obtained show that 1199 played a major role in the city’s decision to lift deed restrictions at Rivington House. While the union was elated at the time, one observer says the Rivington House debacle has likely become a sore point for the union. [NY1]

–Remembering Arlene Gottfried, “whose arresting images of ordinary people in New York’s humbler neighborhoods earned her belated recognition as one of the finest street photographers of her generation.” [New York Times]

–Looking back: I. Goldberg California Brandy — the East Broadway connection. [The Forward]

–Tonight in Chinatown: The city’s “Shared Streets” program comes to Mott Street. [Facebook]