Lower East Side Links

–A city official concedes “that the de Blasio administration should have done better outreach, but said neighbors would find lots to like in City Hall’s proposal” for a new flood barrier along the East River. [WNYC]

–The public review process for the mayor’s proposed new Chinatown jail is expected to begin in March. [Politico New York]

–A new collective made up of aspiring architects imagines, “a more useful development for the local community” than the reviled One Manhattan Square mega-tower in the Two Bridges area. [Architects Newspaper]

–Citi Bike is adding more bikes at stations throughout the Lower East Side. [EV Grieve]

–The Lower East Side Partnership is accepting applications to create a mural in the new Essex Street Market. [LES.nyc]

–The Underground Gourmet took notice of Zyara, the newish Middle Eastern spot on Clinton Street. [Grub Street]