Happening Today + Lower East Side Links

–At 9:30 this morning, the City Council holds a hearing on the mayor’s controversial zoning proposal known as “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing.” Community Board 3 has expressed major concerns about the city’s plan. It remains to be seen how City Council member Margaret Chin will respond to those concerns.

Community Board 3’s transportation committee meets this evening at 6:30 p.m. in CB3’s office, 59 East 4th St. Among the agenda items is a proposal to change traffic patterns and parking rules on Broome Street, alongside the Essex Crossing construction site.

–The Post reports that pro boxer Gabriel Bracero beat up a New York City cop during an early Sunday morning traffic stop in Chinatown.

From the Post’s editorial page: “Even on his way to prison, Sheldon Silver is still a political power.”

–The new luxury project at 347 Bowery appears to have been topped off, notes EV Grieve.

Channel 13’s MetroFocus profiles the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space.