Lower East Side Links

–“The plans (to build low-income housing for seniors) have spurred a clash in the neighborhood, turning the (Elizabeth Street) garden in Little Italy into a quintessential New York City power struggle that pits two of the city’s scarcest resources — affordable housing and green spaces — against each other.” [New York Times]

–State Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou talks about the role younger elected representatives are playing in changing Albany’s toxic culture. [City & State]

–On Studio 360, fourth generation co-owner Niki Russ Federman talks about the allure of the Lower East Side’s Russ and Daughters. [PRI]

–Well-known chefs choose their favorite underrated restaurants, including Shopsin’s, Yopparai and Hop Shing. [Grub Street]

–The Art on Paper Fair has returned to Pier 36. [Hyperallergic]