Lower East Side Links

–A 103-year-old man in a wheelchair wandered off from Columbus Park. An alert Lower East Side couple helped find him. [Channel 7]

–A resident at the Alfred E. Smith Houses, with four children, says mold is growing in her bathroom, and she’s worried that her kids are being exposed to lead. [Channel 11]

–A look at efforts to protect the city’s affordable housing co-ops from the next Hurricane Sandy-like storm. [Next City]

–A new study shows that, taking into account annual household income, the Lower East Side is one of the least affordable neighborhoods in the city for market rate rentals. One big caveat: the survey does not account for rent regulated housing. [New York Post]

–People who pay for food using SNAP benefits at local green markets might lose their access to fresh produce and meats beginning next month. [Grub Street]

–After almost 40 years in business, Footgear Plus on First Avenue is closing. [EV Grieve]