Lower East Side Links
–The International Center of Photography has closed on its $29 million new headquarters at Essex Crossing. In a related move, the Essex Crossing developers have purchased ICP’s existing commercial condo at 250 Bowery. The museum and school will open in January of 2020. [The Real Deal]
–The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation lost a battle to block the Union Square Tech Training Center. Now it’s calling attention to a “sweetheart deal” deal the developer received from the city. [Daily News]
–Six female corrections officers have been charged with illegally strip searching female prisoners at the Manhattan Detention Facility in Chinatown. [Channel 7].
–Ten high school students were treated for minor injuries after an acid-like substance was thrown down on them during a boisterous party at First Houses in the East Village. [New York Times]
–Michaeli Bakery opens Thursday at 115 Division St., offering a global array of sweet treats. Featured items include babka, rugelach and challah, strudel, Israeli-style cheesecake and pecan pie. [New York Times]
–Meanwhile, right next door, Shabu Shabu Mayumon is finally ready to open. The high-end hot pot restaurant, part of the Cocoron family, will be offering preview dinners next week. [Instagram]
–The exclusive bar on Orchard Street, Las’ Lap, “feels paradoxically inviting and aloof—like staring into the eyes of a very handsome celebrity.” [Observer]