Lower East Side Links

–In a look at what’s ahead for New York real estate in 2019, there’s speculation about the impact of the huge One Manhattan Square project in the Two Bridges area. Developer Gary Barnett is mum about sales.  Three nearby towers recently approved by the city (but subject to lawsuits) would, according to one affordable housing advocate, “hasten the displacement of longtime residents.” [New York Times]

–A new book, “Contested City: Art & Public History as Mediation at New York’s Seward Park Urban Renewal Area,” was just released. The author, Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, talked with radio host Alison Stuart yesterday. We’ll have our take on the book next week. [WNYC]

–The latest batch of market rate apartments at Essex Crossing are now for rent. Prices start at $3,750 per month. [Curbed]

–But you can pick up a 3-bedroom unit on the 21st floor for $7,191/month. They’ll throw in 2 months free on a 14 month lease. [StreetEasy]

–The Museum of Chinese in America opens a show featuring Bud Glick’s remarkable Chinatown photos from the 1980s. [New York Times]

–Teatro SEA will be celebrating Three Kings Day Saturday from 3-5 p.m. at the Clemente. [Facebook]

–The Loisaida Center aims to narrow the digital divide through a new media and technology hub. [City Limits]

–It appears the Continental has now closed for good. [EV Grieve]

–The venue previously known as Webster Hall is, perhaps, reopening in the spring. [Pitchfork]