Lower East Side Links

–Meenakshi Srinivasan, chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, has resigned. Many preservation activists considered her, “hostile to historic preservation.” [New York Times]

–The new “nightlife mayor,” Ariel Palitz, says she hopes struggling bars will have the financial freedom in the future to say no to SantaCon. [Daily News]

–A renter’s guide to Chinatown. [Curbed]

–MoMaCha, the new cafe on the Bowery, has been sued by the Museum of Modern Art. [Reuters]

–A David Bowie installation comes to the Broadway-Lafayette subway station. [Time Out]