Lower East Side Links

–No surprises in New York’s down ballot races. Congresswomen Nydia Velazquez and Carolyn Maloney glided to victory. The same story for State Sen. Brian Kavanagh and Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou. [NY County Politics]

–See New Yorkers celebrating the election outcome from one end of the city to the other. [Gothamist]

–A board member of Rhizome resigns over the new media art nonprofit’s affiliation with the New Museum. [Hyperallergic]

–Caracas Arepa Bar is closing its East Village location after 17 years. [EV Grieve]

–Two more Chinatown favorites, Lan Zhou and Hua Ji Pork Chop Fast Food, close their doors, pointing to a problem that preceded the pandemic: there’s an unrealistic expectation that Chinese restaurants keep their prices ridiculously low. [Grub Street]

–A profile of restauranteur Moonlynn Tsai and actress/podcast host Yin Chang, the team behind “Heart of Dinner,” which is feeding Chinatown seniors. [Food & Wine]