Lower East Side Links

–An in-depth look at opposition to the city’s plan to demolish East River Park and rebuild it in the name of resiliency. [Indypendent]

–The city has ordered a crane operator to stop work at 20+ sites after a crane collapsed at NYCHA’s Riis Houses a couple of weeks ago. [The Real Deal]

–City Council Member Carlina Rivera is blasting NYCHA for its oversight of major construction projects. [Curbed]

–The Small Business Jobs Survival Act continues to languish in the City Council. The speaker, and at least one influential group that advocates for small businesses, have misgivings about the proposal to give commercial tenants some lease renegotiation rights. Meanwhile proponents continue to lambast REBNY for blocking the legislation. [Gothamist]

–It probably does not come as a big surprise that both of the Lower East Side’s House reps, Nydia Velazquez and and Carolyn Maloney, support impeachment of Donald Trump. [City & State]

–Time is running out to apply for an affordable senior apartment at Essex Crossing. The deadline is Aug. 20. [The Lo-Down]

–Did you catch the Times’ profile of Jing Fong, Chinatown’s largest restaurant now being co-run by third generation owner Truman Lam? [New York Times]