Lower East Side Links


–Police are looking for a suspect after a victim was slashed in the back of the head outside a bar on 1st Avenue. [New York Post]

–Election Day Wrap: Democrats took control of the State Senate last night, and thanks to the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House, our local reps will have more influence. U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez is likely to chair the Committee on Small Business, while Rep. Carolyn Maloney may chair the Joint Economic Committee. Three local ballot initiatives, including one imposing term limits for community boards, were approved. [City and State]

–Delshah Capital has picked up another building in the neighborhood, purchasing 531-533 East 12th St. for $25.2 million. [The Real Deal]

–Oliver Zabar’s bar, Devon, opens on Broome Street tonight. [Eater]

–A few Lower East Side/East Village restaurants made the 2019 Michelin Guide, including: Ichimura at Uchū +Bar Uchū, Ko, Contra, Jewel Bako, Kanoyama, Kyo Ya and Tuome. [Bloomberg]

–If you’ve got something to say, unfurling a banner on one of Manhattan’s bridges is a pretty effective way of saying it, although the cops are not amused. [New York Times]