Lower East Side Links

–The Daily News calls on Governor Cuomo to leave Sheldon Silver’s Assembly seat open until the fall. The editorial board writes,”The governor has 43,597 reasons to stand aside and let the contest be in the fall and just 100 to act and set it in April — 43,597 being the number of Democratic voters who would get a say in the fall and 100 being the rough number of party insiders who otherwise will be empowered to, in essence, anoint Silver’s successor in the spring.”

–The City Council has scheduled two hearings early next month to weigh Mayor de Blasio’s controversial rezoning plans, reports Politico New York.

–It’s been 11 years since Nicole DuFresne was murdered during a Lower East Side mugging. Her fiance reflects on the tragedy and speaks out about this country’s gun culture, reports Gothamist.

–Suffolk Arms, the new cocktail bar from Giuseppe Gonzalez, finally revealed itself yesterday, notes EV Grieve.

Conde Nast Traveler says Fabián von Hauske Valtierra of Contra is one of “10 young chefs to watch in 2016.”

–At the 12C Outdoor Gallery on Avenue C, an artist will prepare 2,340 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as an “exercise of empathy” with her mother.

–What happened to the old CBGB awnings? Gothamist investigates.