Lower East Side Links

Jamie Pugh is sentenced to 25 years-life in the fatal beating of 68-year-old Wen Hui Ruan. The attack occurred on East 6th Street in 2014. The victim’s widow wrote in a letter read in court during the sentencing that Pugh, 21 years old, is “a menace to society.” (Daily News).

State Sen. Daniel Squadron and other lawmakers will soon meet with the NYPD’s federal monitor to push for public release of body camera video (Daily News).

Madison Realty Capital got a $58 million loan for its condo project at 688 Broadway (Real Deal).

The Kardashian Effect: Orchard Corset is riding a fashion wave; “When the shop opened, it was one of several such specialty stores in New York. Today it is largely the only game in town, which, along with its reasonable pricing (a corset going for $300 at niche shops could sell for $80 here), explains why it does such brisk business.” (NYT).