Lower East Side Links

–It’s possible the Rivington House facility will be used to treat coronavirus patients. [Crain’s]

–As the coronavirus crisis escalated, the Tenement Museum laid off 20% of its staff. [New York Times]

–Asian grocery stores are well-stocked. If there are shortages of anything, it’s customers. [NY1]

–A restaurant owner discusses the devastating impact of COVID-19 in Chinatown. [The New Yorker]

–Chinatown souvenir shops remain open because they have no other choice. One business owner says, “Who is going to pay our rent? We made $100 today. I need to pay rent for my house.” [New York Post]

–Real estate brokers are trying to persuade businesses that they should open offices on the Lower East Side. [Commercial Observer]