Lower East Side Links

–No one testified at a June 2015 public hearing before the restrictive deed was lifted on the Rivington House building. [Politico New York]

–Columnist Harry Siegel says of the mayor’s Rivington House blunder: “This is about the most horrific, hypocritical tale of two cities imaginable in de Blasio’s New York.”  [Daily News]

–Editorial: It is “heartening to see a plan emerge to overhaul the way kids are assigned to elementary schools across Manhattan’s Lower East Side.” [Daily News]

–Coss Marte recounts his path from drug dealing on Eldridge Street, to prison and now to entrepreneurial success as the brains and brawn bedind ConBody Fitness. [New York Times]

–A conversation with Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria of Coming Soon, “the Lower East Side’s best home goods store.” [Racked]