Lower East Side Links

–After decades in Puerto Rico, Ruth Santiago moved back to the Lower East Side, renting a below-market rate apartment in the Essex Crossing project. [New York Times]

–Two council members, including local rep Carlina Rivera, get behind community land trusts. [City Limits]

–After yesterday’s Midtown chopper crash, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (who reps the Lower East Side among other neighborhoods), is calling for a partial helicopter ban in the skies over Manhattan. [Channel 2]

–Reminder: There’s an important land use meeting tonight on the city’s plan to demolish and rebuild East River Park in the name of resiliency. [The Lo-Down]

–The Manhattan Borough President is holding a public hearing tonight on the borough-based jail plan. It’s another chance to speak out about the mayor’s plan to build a huge new prison in Chinatown. [Facebook]

–The Zabar family has opened a new bakery on Broome Street. [New York Times]

–Tsismis, a Filipino bistro, opens on Orchard Street. [Eater]