Lower East Side Links

–New York City Transit chief Andy Byford dropped in on a Community Board 3 meeting this week, promising to fully vet the governor’s L Train repair scheme. [Gothamist]

–Mount Sinai details its plans for a behavioral health center in the former Rivington House building. [Villager]

–The mayor says he’s going to push for a vacancy tax on empty storefronts. [Daily News]

–Patton Hindle, co-founder of the Lower East Side gallery, “yours mine & ours,” talks about the reasons for closing the Eldridge Street space. [Artnet News]

–Comedian Michael Che, who grew up in Lower East Side public housing, talks about his fundraiser for NYCHA. [New York Times]

–The rooftop bar at the citizenM Bowery is now open. [Time Out]