Lower East Side Links

–“Asian-American community leaders say that in New York, far from being the “model minority” — a term many view as disparaging and inaccurate — they are the overlooked minority, taken for granted in the city’s calculus of political power.” In this story, local elected officials Margaret Chin and Yuh-Line Niou are both quoted. [The New York Times]

–Residents say NYCHA ignored repeated complaints about a tenant at the Campos Plaza complex who kept 33 dogs in his apartment. [New York Post]

–Street photographer James Prochnik gravitates to the ubiquitous red bags of Chinatown, which he sees  “as symbols of continuity and identity in a city where ethnic enclaves are everywhere threatened by gentrification.” [The New York Times]

–The great local kosher-style restaurant, B&H Dairy, celebrates 80 years. [Times of Israel]

–ICYMI: Longtime Lower East Side gallery Thierry Goldberg is moving to a new space at 109 Norfolk St. [Art News]