Lower East Side Links

–Before his re-election, the mayor promised the city would try to reacquire the former CHARAS/P.S. 64 building. The mayor’s office has declined to comment about the next steps in that effort. “If the city were to reacquire the building, two likely ways would be negotiating to buy it back from (current property owner Gregg) Singer or seizing it by eminent domain. Either way, it would have to pay him market value, which he says would be $80-90 million.” [Indypendent]

–The suspect in that deadly hockey stick attack lives on East Tenth Street and worked at a restaurant on Delancey Street. [EV Grieve]

–New York’s “rat whisperer” is looking forward to winter and feeling pretty pleased about the war on rats in Chinatown’s Columbus Park. [Metro]

–A documentary filmmaker talks about his new project, focused on the work of downtown artist Richard Hambleton (who died last month), and how he got his hands on a Hambleton painting. [New York Times]

–Community Board 3’s transportation committee tonight will consider an intercity bus stop application at 156 East Broadway. [CB3]