Lower East Side Links

–The grand opening party at the new Essex Street Market will be held May 18. Meanwhile, your last day to visit the vendors in the historic market building, soon to be demolished, is Sunday, May 5. [Eventbrite]

–Gary Barnett says he offered a 10-year break on common charges at his One Manhattan Square luxury monstrosity “because we could.” This is because he secured a tax rebate through the old 421a program before it was altered. [The Real Deal]

–After years of delays, the last segment of the new park at Pier 35 is finally open. [Curbed]

–A CVS is coming to Ben Shaoul’s condo project at 196 Orchard St. [EV Grieve]

–Summerstage announces its 2019 lineup including several shows in East River Park in August. [Summerstage]

–A new spot on the Bowery, Short Stories, attracts “an energetic crowd of creative 20-somethings in dressed-up stilettos and oversize hoodies.” [New York Times]