Lower East Side Links

–A woman from North Carolina was arrested after firing a gun multiple times at the La Guardia Houses. She was charged with weapon and cocaine possession and reckless endangerment. Two other women were arrested for allegedly hiding evidence. [Daily News via Yahoo! News]

–The developers of a modular apartment building at 330 Grand St. secure a $12 million construction loan. Each unit will be built in Turkey and shipped to New York. [Real Estate Weekly]

–Federal data on nursing homes shows that there are have 7 Covid-related resident deaths at Gouverneur Health. There have been 74 confirmed Covid cases among the staff. [Patch]

–Chintan Pandya, “one of the most celebrated Indian chefs in the United States” is about to open his next restaurant, Dhamaka, in the Essex Street Market. [The New York Times]

–As the Lunar New Year approaches this coming week, Chinatown restaurants and other businesses grapple with a second year in a row of thinned out crowds due to the pandemic. [Channel 2]

–Adam Platt pays a pre-Lunar New Year visit to some of his favorite Chinatown spots. [Grub Street]

–An interesting tidbit in the Times’ review of “Downtown 2021,” the group show at the la MaMa Gallery: One of the galleries represented, the temporarily shattered bar/art space Beverly’s, “will reopen this spring as a performance and exhibition space.” [The New York Times]

–Follow along as Lauren Beltrone and Max Coleman go in search for an apartment to buy on the Lower East Side for $600,000. [The New York Times]