Lower East Side Links

–A lengthy battle over the subsidized art studios at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center takes a new twist. [Hyperallergic]

–Street vendors, aided by City Council member Margaret Chin, push for legislation to allow more vendor permits. [El Diario via City & State]

–Essex Crossing developers still believe The Gutter, a new bowling alley which delayed its opening due to the pandemic, will be a “tremendous success.” [NY1]

–The city is in deep financial trouble, but it continues to plug its “debt spouting ferry service” with millions of dollars in rental income from publicly-owned Times Square properties. [The City]

–New York Sports Club closes for good on Avenue A. [EV Grieve]

–Saying so long to Mission Chinese on the Lower East Side. [Eater]

–The last thing a struggling small business needs during the pandemic. The co-owner of Sugar Sweet Sunshine sounds off after someone dumped garbage at her doorstep. [Channel 2]