Lower East Side Links

–The city announces the remaining vendors that will be part of the new Essex Street Market, now opening in April or May. [AM New York]

–At least one local nonprofit is distancing itself from Eva Moskowitz’s latest tirade against the de Blasio administration’s education policies. [Chalkbeat]

–An update on the recovery of beloved East Village restauranteur Jimmy Carbone. [EV Grieve]

–The mayor will allow a statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen to remain in Columbus Park permanently. [Press Release]

–Ushering in the Year of the Pig: Scenes from yesterday’s Firecracker Festival [Channel 2]