Lower East Side Links

–Posters maligning elected officials for the East River resiliency plan have been denounced as racist. [AM New York]

–Remembering Miguel Algarín, the creative force behind the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. [New York Times]

–A fire broke out in an abandoned building Saturday, spreading to Middle Collegiate Church, heavily damaging the historic East Village building. [CBS News]

–The fire also displaced 22 residents of the Women’s Prison Association at Hopper House.  You can help with donations. [EV Grieve]

–The mayor has claimed he was ignorant of his administration’s shenanigans around the Rivington House facility. New court documents cast doubt of those claims. [The Daily News]

–After negotiations with its landlord stalled, Pearl River Mart announces the closure of its flagship store. But the owners say they have secured a new location. [Tribeca Citizen]

–The pandemic pushed Max Fish out of its latest perch, on Orchard Street. But its closure, we hope temporary, has more than a few longtime customers pining for the good old days on Ludlow, where the legendary art bar seemed like the center of the LES universe. [Grub Street]

–Anthony Mangieri says he plans to reopen Una Pizza Napoletana on Orchard Street at a date still to be determined. It’s been closed for the duration of the pandemic. The legendary pizza maker has parted ways with his partners from Contra/Wildair and has new investors. [Resy]

–Traveling through time to rediscover historic Chinatown. [The New York Times]