Lower East Side Links

–The Department of Education’s diversity plan for District 1 is facing pushback from local parents. [WNYC]

–Margaret Chin barely won re-election thanks in no small measure to neighborhoods on the west side of District 1. [The Broadsheet]

–Brooklyn activists continue to push for a “placeholder” to temporarily take Daniel Squadron’s former state senate seat. [Gotham Gazette]

–As the fall season begins, downtown theaters are showing some staying power. [The Village Voice]

–The Forgtmenot family scores again on Division Street: “Sherman’s manages to stand out as a welcome addition to a neighborhood already packed with excellent options.” [Gothamist]

–The Public Kitchen offers “downtown, party-time cuisine that actually works.” [New York Post]

–Club Cumming opens tonight. [EV Grieve]