Lower East Side Links

The Real Estate Board of New York comes out with a study tracking affordable housing losses in historic districts. Local preservationists say the report is nonsense (Capital).

The debate surrounding affordable housing at the Elizabeth Street Garden will play out during a public hearing Thursday (Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY).

More on Sheldon Silver’s role in blocking a West Side meth clinic (NYT).

The Shin Gallery’s new exhibition looks like a massage parlor, which explains why it’s attracting “horny guys.” (Post)

AndrĂ© Saraiva’s brand new Forsyth Street cafe brings a little bit of Paris to the Lower East Side (Vogue).