Lower East Side Links

–It was a fine solution during the fall, but as winter approaches, staff at the Earth School worry about keeping classroom windows open to provide adequate circulation. During recent rainy and chilly days, one teacher says “the kids were freezing. We’re freezing. We can’t focus. Rain water was coming in.” [Channel 2]

–More remembrances of Rabbi Dovid Feinstein. Even as the observant Jewish population of the Lower East Side dwindled, notes Jewish scholar Jonathan Boyarin, Feinstein remained, “a dyed-in-the-wool East Sider… very much a man of the neighborhood.” [JTA]

–Aldo Tambellini, an important figure in the Lower East Side’s avant-garde art scene in the 1960s, died at the age of 90. [The New York Times]

–The Bowery Mission is preparing for its 14th annual Thanksgiving dinner. Even though demand is rising during the pandemic, fewer people are volunteering to help out. [Channel 5]

–Inside NYCHA: profiles of Lower East Side public housing residents. [The Nation]

–Double Chicken Please, a quirky traveling cocktail bar, plants roots at 115 Allen St. [Eater]

–Expansion plans during a pandemic? For the home design store, Coming Soon, a new, larger space on Orchard Street was the right move. The owners chose to stay on the Lower East Side because the neighborhood, “captures their approach to design: creative, emerging, and authentic.” [Surface]