Lower East Side Links

–A state judge blocks construction of a new jail in Chinatown, saying the city did not follow its own land use procedures. The city says it will appeal. [The City]

–The number of NYC schools in which a staffer has tested positive for COVID-19 has now gone over 150.  The Seward Park high school complex was closed on Friday for 24 hours after two staff members tested positive. [New York Post]

–A man was taken into custody after an infant was found unconscious in an apartment at the Vladeck Houses. [Channel 11]

–The cops busted a karaoke party at a bar on the Bowery where 70 people were flouting COVID-19 rules. [Daily News]

–A look at how Latino communities across the city are doing in responding to the 2020 Census. Some of the highest participation rates are on the Lower East Side. [Gothamist]

–The newly renovated Luther Gulick Park was featured on local cable news. [NY1]

–City workers are apparently closing some parks, including Seward Park, earlier than the posted closure times. [New York Post]

–It’s a rat fest in an empty lot at Hester and Chrystie streets. [Gothamist]