Lower East Side Links

–City & State has details from the City Planning Commission which yesterday approved Mayor de Blasio’s controversial zoning proposals. The initiatives – known as “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing” and “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” – will now be taken up by the City Council.

–The City Council is under fire as it prepares to vote tomorrow on a pay raise. Local Council member Margaret Chin spoke in favor of the pay hike yesterday, notes Gothamist.

–Women’s Wear Daily has a dispatch from John Varvatos’ New York Fashion Week show: “The designer dismantled his Bowery CBGB’s store and turned it into a fun house complete with corpses in coffins and an array of figures wearing animal masks.”

The Times profiles a new first-of-its-kind co-ed wrestling division that includes high school students from the Seward Park Educational campus.

–A Ramones retrospective is coming to the Queens Museum in April, reports the Times.