Lower East Side Links

–The Tenement Museum, largely dependent on ticket sales, is now facing an uncertain future. Its president says, “We’re not earning anything for four months… Any institution has to wonder what it’s going to look like on the other side (of the coronavirus).” [New York Times]

–Several COVID-19 testing sites have opened near NYCHA complexes, including one at Gouverneur Health. [Channel 7]

–Local City Council Member Carlina Rivera is co-sponsoring legislation that would restore and expand the mayor’s short-lived shared streets program to give cooped up residents room to enjoy the outdoors. [NY1]

–Lower East Side restaurant, LES Enfants de Bohème, is profiled in this piece that looks at the frightening prospects for independent New York City restaurants. [Gothamist]

–A look at how Economy Candy is trying to survive the pandemic. [Gothamist]

–Orchard Street’s Lesley Heller Gallery is closing for good. [Hyperallergic]

–Checking on artist Anton van Dalen, a longtime chronicler of the Lower East Side. [Hyperallergic]

–Remembering Jimmy Webb. [The New Yorker]