Lower East Side Links

–City Council Speaker Corey Johnson says of the city’s decision to approve three massive projects in the Two Bridges area, “We look forward to seeing the Department of City Planning in court. Our suit will be filed this week.” [Daily News]

–The Daily News Editorial Board sides with the pro-development city administration: “Johnson pledged upon taking the helm that he’d rein in Council members’ destructive game of blowing up development proposals even as the city experiences desperate need for new housing. The speaker now takes the TNT plunger into his own grasp. Win or lose, he’ll have debris to show for it.” [Daily News]

–The international hotel brand Selina, offering “an entirely new way for digital nomads and millennials to experience and explore the U.S.,” is opening a location at 138 Bowery. [New York Business Journal]

–NYU Steinhardt will be bringing a food education program to the new Essex Street Market. [Press Release]

–Recalling the early days of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. [New York Times]

–An exhibit of 89 menorahs, some more than 500 years old, just opened at the Museum at Eldridge Street. [NY1]

–50 Years Later, Co-op City in the Bronx. Reviewing the history of the huge housing development that preceded the Lower East Side’s Amalgamated Dwellings. [Curbed]

–Mark Cohen’s “Not Bad for Delancey Street,” dispels the legend of showman Billy Rose. [Wall Street Journal]

–Stanton Social is closing its current location at the end of the year and hopes to relocate. [New York Post]