Lower East Side Links

–Local City Council members are reportedly pushing for height reductions in the mayor’s proposed borough-based jails. [Queens Daily Eagle]

–“For the first time, the City Council will get a chance on Thursday to formally weigh in on the proposal” for four new jails in local communities, including a big new facility in Chinatown. [New York Times]

 –Cops are looking for a suspect who kissed a 12-year-old girl in an elevator at the Smith Houses. [Channel 7]

–Slateboarders plan a rally on Saturday at Tompkins Square Park, part of their battle to keep a section of the park free of synthetic turf. [EV Grieve]

–Property owners are stepping up their battle for zoning changes in Soho. [Real Estate Weekly]

–Major disruptions are ahead in L Train service. [Curbed]

–More fall restaurant previews. Dhamaka in the Essex Market readies an October launch; Francesca Chaney is preparing to open “First Sunday,” an ambitious vegan spot at 324 Grand St.; Saigon Social aims for November debut at 172 Orchard St. [Eater]

–The Meatball Shop, born on the Lower East Side, was a flop in Washington D.C. [Eater]