Lower East Side Links

–The battle for affordable housing on the site of the Elizabeth Street Garden heads for the City Council today. [Curbed]

–Lower East Side seniors rally to save M14 A and D service as the MTA looks at eliminating stops to make way for the SBS express line. [Channel 2]

–The Cooper Square Committee steps up its campaign to repurpose former church sites in the neighborhood as affordable housing. A town hall is coming up next week. [EV Grieve]

–An artist is hoping cops will track down a thief who walked out of a Lower East Side gallery with her painting. [Daily News]

–One of the best garden spaces on the Lower East Side is back in business, as the new Thai spot Wayla opens its doors. [Gothamist]