Lower East Side Links

Cops busted a California man for flying a drone on South Street near the Manhattan Bridge (Post).

Andrew Chung, “real estate heavyweight and former Carlyle Group partner,” makes a $44 million deal for 202 Canal St. (Bisnow).

A soon to be vacant Chase Bank branch on 2nd Avenue can be yours for $72,000/month (EV Grieve).

Transparency Watch: The mayor’s office is going to be reviewing requests made under the Freedom of Information Law (Daily News).

Now playing: Ten Thousand Saints, a film that makes “the new East Village old again.” (NYT)

Will there ever be a Flight of the Conchords movie? Maybe, maybe not (Brooklyn Vegan).

A search for the summer smells of New York City leads, of course, to Chinatown and the Lower East Side (NYT).