Lower East Side Links

–A “dirt carpet will cover well liked amenities like the running track, amphitheater, and other renovated fields” at East River Park. Yes, that running track was just renovated at a cost of $2.8 million. [Channel 2]

–Opinion: The city’s new plans have left many stakeholders who helped create a resiliency plan for the East Side asking, “just how committed is the city to leading the way on resilience?” [Daily News]

–A relocation plan has been submitted to HUD for seniors living in up to 19 apartments at 80 Rutgers Slip.  There are plans to build a new 80-story residential tower over the senior building in the Two Bridges neighborhood. [The Villager]

–“A list of the city’s 10 fastest-developing neighborhoods, ranked by the number of units to be completed by 2020, includes only one in Manhattan—the Lower East Side.” [Wall Street Journal]

–Time Magazine and the street artist JR team up for a project at the Bowery Mural Wall exploring how Americans feel about gun violence. [Time]

–Photos from the annual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade, now held in East River Park. [Gothamist]