Lower East Side Links

–More than 20 former SPURA tenants have moved into buildings at Essex Crossing, but they have had to fight for their “right of return” every step of the way. [Gothamist]

–The New York Archdiocese trumpets its efforts to build new affordable housing, including 600 units at the Grand Street Guild on the Lower East Side. But it continues to overlook two shuttered churches in the neighborhood as potential affordable housing opportunities. [Curbed]

–Several community groups are hosting an event tonight to celebrate the past as well as the future of Sara D. Roosevelt Park, and the eventual return of the Stanton Street Building. [Patch]

–Landmark Cinemas may have ditched the Lower East Side when it closed the Sunshine Cinema, but it’s back downtown as the new programmer of The Quad Cinema. [Indie Wire]