Lower East Side Links

–After 121 years as a print publication, The Forward will go digital only in the spring. [New York Post]

–The city will launch its proposed Soho rezoning in February. [Curbed]

–A Whole Foods shopper is suing the grocery chain after an altercation involving a security guard at the East Houston Street location. [Daily News]

–The Stanton Street Shul opens a new gallery and celebrates a “growth spurt.” [The New York Jewish Week]

–A tour of the slave galleries at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. [Untapped Cities]

–92-year-old Lower East Side artist Nathan Hilu is still going strong. [The New York Jewish Week]

–Local designer Sandy Liang draws inspiration from Chinatown grandmas. Her new fleece has become popular with lots of men, including her friend, Mission Chinese chef Danny Bowien. [GQ]