Lower East Side Links

The de Blasio administration finally releases its citywide rezoning plan. Earlier versions of the proposal were not warmly received on the Lower East Side, where preservation and housing advocates argued the city is permitting upzoning with few community benefits (NYT).

Local activists have their say about the Department of Education’s perplexing system for determining how much space is available in school buildings (WNYC).

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara “on the warpath.” A look at his looming court battle against Sheldon Silver (Crain’s).

“Grit” and a diverse mix of vendors – exemplified by the Essex Street Market – are qualities that make public markets great (New Republic).

First Alex Show Repair, now Allied Hardware driven out of Icon Realty’s 2nd Avenue property (EV Grieve).