Lower East Side Links

–Firefighters responded to the Allen Street bar, Marshall Stack, rescuing a guy who got locked inside last night. [New York Post]

–Isn’t it a little early for this kind of talk? Local City Councilmember Carlina Rivera is being discussed as a potential Council speaker. [Gotham Gazette]

–Remember the giant penis brouhaha on Broome Street? The same artist caused a stir when she replicated the public art provocation in Sweden. [The Local]

–The great Malaysian spot, Kopitiam, hopes to open next month in a much larger space on East Broadway. [Eater]

–Alphabet Scoop, the East 11th Street ice cream shop, opens for the season tomorrow following a makeover. The store serves as a training program for at-risk teens. [EV Grieve]

–A look back at Martin Wong and Tseng Kwong Chi’s important contributions to contemporary art in 1980s New York. [New York Times]