Lower East Side Links

–The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved plans for a condo building on the site of the 2nd Avenue gas explosion. [Curbed]

–Reminder: There’s a vigil at Rivington House tonight. [AM New York]

–The Municipal Art Society looks at the controversial proposal to build four mega-projects in the Two Bridges area. This web feature includes “photosimulations” depicting how the neighborhood would change if the projects move forward. [MAS.org]

–The mayor signs legislation sponsored by local City Council member Carlina Rivera to crack down on Airbnb. [Daily News]

–A father from the Bronx is being sought after the body of his baby boy was found floating in the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge. [New York Times]

–Pete Wells awards the Lower East Side’s “Gem,” two stars, writing that teen chef Flynn McGarry is the real deal, even if he could use some adult guidance in the dining room. [New York Times]