Lower East Side Links

–Restaurants on narrow Chinatown streets are finding it almost impossible to abide by NYC outdoor dining rules while continuing to stay in business. [The City]

–Speedy Romeo closes its Clinton Street outpost. [Eater]

–People have come forward with more than $47,000 to save Punjabi Deli. [Go Fund Me]

–The pro-development editorial board at the Daily News is thrilled about that legal victory for developers seeking to transform the Two Bridges area. [Daily News]

–An ATM was stolen from outside a bar on Ludlow Street. [New York Post]

–Mel, a bakery and “regional grain micro-market” open at 1 Ludlow St. [Grub Street]

–Video: A day in the life of NYC’s lobster king. [Eater]

–A special gallery show at the Lower East Side space, Participant, was interrupted by COVID, but will reopen next week. It features the work of photojournalist Margaret Morton, who documented the lives of people experiencing homelessness and is accompanied by a song from Michael Stipe. Morton died earlier this summer. [NY1]