Lower East Side Links

–One in four luxury apartments in NYC are unsold. “The single largest reason the Lower East Side tops the list is because of the massive One Manhattan Square, an 815-unit skyscraper that towers over nearby Chinatown, where prices ranged from $1.2 million for a one-bedroom to over $13 million for a penthouse. Among seven new buildings in the neighborhood that have recorded sales, it represents three-fourths of the new inventory.” [New York Times]

–Essex Crossing is touted as a “model mega-development.” [City Lab]

–William Y. Chang, who published the Chinese-American Times, has died at the age of 103. The newspaper “chronicled life, culture and politics in the Chinese community in New York, particularly in Chinatown.” [New York Times]

–Tributes to photographer Robert Frank who died at the age of 94. [EV Grieve]

–A new exhibition on Russ & Daughters opens today at the Center for Jewish History. [New York Times]

–“Tables for Two:” Checking out Jajaja, the almost always packed vegan Mexican restaurant “with a millennial tinge.” [The New Yorker]

–The popular Taiwanese bubble tea shop, Tiger Sugar, opens Saturday at 197 Canal St. [Eater]

–Previewing the San Gennaro Festival. [Untapped Cities]