Lower East Side Links

–The New Museum has revealed renderings of its 60,000 expansion on the Bowery. [New York Times]

–Meanwhile the New Museum’s union staged a rally outside the current building. [Artforum]

–The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved plans to tear down more remnants from the fire-ravaged Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue. “Developer Gotham Organization, in partnership with the Chinese American Planning Council, aims to replace the crumbling synagogue with a massive mixed-use development.” [Curbed]

–The City Council has approved the redevelopment of the Elizabeth Street Garden into a new housing complex for low-income seniors. [Curbed]

–A new exhibit examines how projects, such as Essex Crossing, are built on New York City-owned land. “Part of the exhibition tells the story of how Manhattan Community Board 3 and other local organizations fought over a series of negotiations with the NYC Economic Development Corporation, as well as the site’s developer, to get a new K-8 school in the program… It explains why the Department of Education has currently decided not to move forward with building a new school.” [Architect’s Newspaper]

–Lower East Side District Leader Daisy Paez held off a challenge in Tuesday’s election, while 26-year-old public housing activist Jonathan Gardenhire claimed the male district leader post. [Patch]

–Flashback: Jonathan Gardenhire’s My LES in 2013. [The Lo-Down]