Lower East Side Links

The Real Deal chats with several real estate insiders about the luxury transformation of the Lower East Side.

–Badlands, a publishing company started by well-regarded artist Paul Chan, has opened ‘Y.oung P.ublisher 99¢ & Up” in, you guessed it, a 99 cent store on Rutgers Street, reports Art News.

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) has more details about Friday’s relaunch of Kossar’s Bialys. The price of bailys will rise from 90 cents to $1. But there’s plenty of good news, too. A grill counter will offer up breakfast sandwiches, babka French toast and made-to-order pletzel pizzas.

–Local chefs and entrepreneurs – Thomas Chen, Jonathan Wu and Wilson Tang – are featured in a Times’ piece on a small group of second generation Chinese Americans “determined to begin a new culinary conversation with the food of their ancestors.”