Lower East Side Links

–Reminder: Tonight Mayor de Blasio and City Council member Rosie Mendez host a town hall meeting at P.S. 188. Full Story on The Lo-Down.

–Two Chinatown associations face questions over their use of money raised to support former police officer Peter Liang’s legal defense. [World Journal via Voices of NY]

–The frenzy over a Chinatown revival continues: “Restaurants don’t often come back from the dead. Those that do tend to be ones that loom large in the minds of New Yorkers — like Hwa Yuan.” [Grub Street]

–A big crowd turned out for the opening of Round Two on Stanton Street, a streetwear brand that opened its first retail store in Virginia four years ago. [High Snobiety]

–Here’s the early word on Club Cumming, Alan Cumming’s new bar on East Sixth Street. [New York Times]

–More from SZA’s Lower East Side surprise concert, which the singer announced on Instagram: “The result was nothing short of mayhem; fans flocked to the street hours ahead of the scheduled show time to claim a spot in line, desperate for a chance to see the TDE signee (very) up close and personal.” [Billboard]