Lower East Side Links

–Local City Council member Carlina Rivera has introduced a package of bills, one of which would limit apartment brokerage fees to the equivalent of one month’s rent. [Channel 2]

–A resident of the Baruch Houses with a respiratory ailment says NYCHA left her apartment like a construction zone for three weeks. [Channel 11]

–One of two full-service restaurants in the new Essex Street mArket will be called Dhamaka. Opening in the summer, the new spot is the latest project from the team behind “acclaimed Indian restaurants Rahi and Adda.” [Eater]

–A guide to regional Chinese food, including several Manhattan Chinatown restaurants. [Eater]