Lower East Side Links

–After spending the Jewish holidays with his family, landlord Steve Croman is expected to begin serving his one-year prison sentence today. Some of his tenants will be at the courthouse to wish him bon voyage. [EV Grieve]

–Opinion: NYCHA says market rate residential development on the Lower East Side and elsewhere in the city will help pay for desperately needed repairs. But it’s taking way too long to implement the plan. [Daily News]

–Late night gaming: The Waypoint Cafe opens on Ludlow Street. [Time Out]

–Walking down memory lane: gunfights and opium dens in Chinatown. [Atlas Obscura]

–Here’s an excerpt from the new book, Lou Reed: A Life. [Rolling Stone]