Lower East Side Links

–The dreaded L Train slowdown is upon us. [AM New York]

–Previously the de Blasio administration sought proposals for a 50/50 affordable/market rate rental tower on a parking lot next to the LaGuardia Houses. Now city officials are floating a proposal for up to two-thirds market rate housing on the Lower East Side NYCHA site. [The City]

–Saying so long to the old Essex Street Market before the glitzy new version opens May 13. [Gothamist]

–Dan Barasch, co-founder of the Lowline, is making the rounds to promote his new book, “Ruin and Redemption in Architecture.” [WNYC]

–Your ideal first date spot? Broome Street wine bar Ten Bells. [Bon Appetit]