Lower East Side Links

–As a Chinatown bakery owner pleads with Bill de Blasio for help, concrete steps to assist struggling local businesses, the mayor turns his back and walks away. [Gothamist]

–An early look at the race to succeed District 1 City Councilwoman Margaret Chin. [Gotham Gazette]

–Remembering Fay Chew Matsuda, a steward of the Chinese American immigrant experience and a driving force behind the Museum of Chinese in America. [New York Times]

–Marking  one month since the brutal murder of Fahim Saleh in his Lower East Side apartment, his sister posts a heartbreaking video and internet tribute. [Medium]

–An argument led to the stabbing of a man near Avenue D and East 5th Street. [Daily News]

–The owners of Plado in the East Village say it’s a matter of survival, but the city is so far refusing to move a Citi Bike station adjacent to the restaurant. [Channel 2]

–Howl! Happening reopens with an exhibit called, “Bringing Back Bowery: Public Art as Protest.” [EV Grieve]

–A roundup of three group shows in Lower East Side galleries that, “speak of the diversity and durability of art, an affirmation that is especially needed after months of inactivity, isolation and uncertainty.” [New York Times]