Lower East Side Links

–A NYU professor and historian says it would be wrong for the New York Archdiocese to sell the former Church of the Nativity to a luxury condo developer. [National Catholic Reporter]

–A community is up in arms about those intercity buses taking over curbside space, and for once it’s not Chinatown/Lower East Side. [New York Times]

–Canada gallery is moving from the Lower East Side to Tribeca. [Art News]

–Meanwhile, Cristin Tierney Gallery is coming to the Lower East Side. [Art News]

–Happiness, writes author Reggie Nadelson, is sitting on a bench outside Russ and Daughters, devouring New York’s best latkes. [New York Times]

–“A motley group of intellectuals and connoisseurs of Yiddish gathered on the Lower East Side,” at the Stanton Street Shul, to hear locally-based conceptual artist Yevgeniy Fiks talk about his latest exhibition, “Yiddish Cosmos.” [Tablet]