Lower East Side Links

–Cops are investigating this week’s attack on an Asian man, Teoh Ming Soon, in the East Broadway station, as a hate crime. [Gothamist]

–Protesters gathered outside the Manhattan DA’s office to demand hate crimes charges against a suspect who stabbed a 36-year-old Asian man in another attack in Chinatown. [Channel 7]

–An appeal has been filed by a group of property owners and businesses who sued to stop a homeless facility from opening in the Blue Moon Hotel building. The lawsuit was dismissed by a state court judge last month. The facility has not yet opened. [New York Post]

–The NYPD chose to announce its new graffiti removal initiative outside Moscot, “the graffiti-marred eyewear shop.” [New York Post]

–La Boite on Broome Street still appears to be in the crosshairs of city and state officials for allegedly flaunting Covid safety rules, while “pandemic party boy” Ivan Busheski claims he was attacked by a group of, “Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters.” [Page Six]

–Third generation Chinatown restaurant owners Liz and Brian Yee talk about the difficulty of keeping their business afloat during the pandemic. [Today Show]

–Here’s a little something to brighten your day. The Knickerbocker Bar & Grill, an institution on University Place, will be reopening. [Grub Street]

–Critic Adam Platt shivers on Stanton Street, trying out the newish pasta destination, Forsythia. [Grub Street]