Lower East Side Links

–Deputy Mayor Vicki Been scolds local elected officials who fight the city’s development agenda, saying lawsuits such as the ones holding up the proposed East River mega-towers only undermine the creation of affordable housing. [Crain’s]

–The borough president and Council member Carlina Rivera have hired a consultant to evaluate the city’s controversial East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan. [Crain’s]

–Claude Tinnin has been sentenced to three to nine years in prison for suffocating his infant son at the Rutgers Houses in 2012. [Daily News]

–A new Japanese fast casual spot, Otaku Katsu, will open next week at 137 Rivington St. [Eater]

–COLORS restaurant is announcing its reopening on Stanton Street. [AM New York]

–Fashion Week dispatch: Tom Ford stages his show in the Bowery subway station. [New York Times]