Lower East Side Links

–Russ & Daughters “will anchor a new public food hall and manufacturing space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard,” according to a story hiding behind the Wall Street Journal’s paywall. The Lower East Side appetizing store has leased a 14,000 sq. ft. space in a building now under renovation. Russ & Daughters will relocate its bakery and production facilities from Bushwick to the new center. The new location will include a retail space, offering breakfast and lunch. Visitors will be able to see the production facility through glass walls.

–The Daily News reports that Judy Rapfogel, Sheldon Silver’s former chief of staff, will likely receive a pension that exceeds $126,000/year.

Jerry Saltz argues that galleries on the Lower East Side should continue their practice of staying open on Sundays.

–A place called the Alchemist’s Kitchen has moved into a retail space at Jupiter 21 on East 1st St. The new business replaces a short-lived juice bar, reports EV Grieve. This location is, of course, the former home of the Mars Bar.

–“A Lower East Side bar where you don’t have to fight to get in—or be heard—is nothing short of a miracle,” writes the New Yorker, but  at Garfunkel’s on Clinton Street, miracles do happen.

The Daily Beast checks out “movie night for cats” on Clinton Street.

The Times profiles the Russian and Turkish baths in the East Village.