Lower East Side Links

–A report from the Cooper Square Committee shows that the 2008 rezoning of the East Village/Lower East Side created only 55% of the below-market-rate apartments envisioned by city planners. [Curbed]

–The former director of Extell’s EB-5 Center has accused the high profile real estate developer of fraud. The cash-for-visas program has been used to finance, among other projects, the One Manhattan Square luxury tower on South Street. [The Real Deal]

–The city’s resiliency plan along the East River faces pushback. [Yahoo News]

–Amid rumors that pizza master Anthony Mangieri might once again flee New York City, Pete Wells reconsiders Orchard Street’s Una Pizza Napoletana. [New York Times]

–Gavin Brown’s Enterprise has decided to close its Lower East Side gallery space on Grand Street. [ArtNews]

–The developers of Essex Crossing sponsored an 8-week after school program on the Lower East Side. [Patch]

–Photographers James and Karla Murray are bringing back their workshop series to help locals document “mom-and-pop” businesses. [AM New York]