Lower East Side Links

–The Times takes a look at the rash of slashings that have happened recently on New York City streets.

–In spite of a big infusion of cash from the federal government, the East Side flood protection initiaitive is still about $320 million short, reports Channel 7.

–A group is mobilizing to express concerns about the looming shutdown of the L Train, Gothamist reports.

–Security expert Bo Dietl filed a $110,000 lawsuit against Cooper Union, saying the school wrongly terminated his contract in 2014. The Post notes that Dietl was fired after he made comments on Fox News about the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

Eater draws our attention to a video from Inc. in which Meatball Shop co-founder Daniel Holzman acknowledges that his team tried to opwn too many new places too quickly.