Lower East Side Links

–After winning height reductions and securing various new community amenities, members of the City Council are expected to approve the mayor’s borough-based jail plan today. [Daily News]

–The Chinatown jail will now be 29 floors. The city has agreed to grant City Council member Margaret Chin’s request for a new theater as part of Museum of Chinese in America. [Daily News]

–The notorious landlord, Steve Croman, has apparently not changed his ways, even after serving time in prison. [The Real Deal]

–One of the candidates taking on U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Suraj Patel, has raised a lot of money — more than $100,000 in the first 12 days of his campaign. Maloney has a huge campaign war chest, in part thanks to her reliance on corporate PACs. [Daily News]

–A tribute to the classic New York City spot Fanelli’s, “the bar that has fed Soho for almost a century.” [New York Times]

–“Three Times,” a Chinese fast casual concept has opened several locations, including one on Clinton Street. [Eater]