Lower East Side Links

–Another look at the controversy surrounding the city’s new plan for an East River flood barrier. [City Limits]

–Opinion, the city’s war on delivery cyclists: “We are not the fairest city in America, as the mayor likes to boast, because the city is currently punishing its lowest-wage, most-exploited workers whose jobs only exist because rich people want them to exist.” [Streetsblog]

–The initial lineup of the new Webster Hall, opening in late April, will include Patti Smith,  D.J. TroyBoi, Sharon Van Etten, Broken Social Scene and MGMT. [New York Times]

–The owner of The Strand proposes an alternative to landmarking. [Gothamist]

–The Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union has a new leader. [Credit Union Times]

–For Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, family trips to Russ & Daughters as a child were a formative experience. [Quartz]

–St. Mark’s Comics closes after the weekend. [EV Grieve]

–A New Niche: Chef Shigetoshi Nakamura works his magic at a new noodle spot on Delancey Street. [Eater]