Lower East Side Links

- The Lower East Side Ecology Center’s popular compost yard is under threat as the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project looms. [Curbed]

– Neighborhood real estate comes in at number 5, in the highest median sale increases in the city in the last ten years. [AMNY]

– A high-end Omakase restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Chikara Sono is slated to come to 177 Ludlow Street, between Houston and Stanton streets (previously occupied by Black Tap). [RealEstateWeekly]

– Beloved and legendary film director Sidney Lumet, (“12 Angry Men,” “Serpico,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Network” among others) who grew up on the Lower East Side, finally gets a proper biography treatment. [WaPo]

– The NYPD has appointed the first Dominican American Chief of Patrol. Lower East Sider Fausto Pichardo is currently the highest ranking Hispanic officer in the NYPD. [Pix11]

– Actress Jennifer Coolidge got the NY Times treatment when she recently visited Orchard Grocer, the vegan bodega and sandwich shop. [NYTimes]