Lower East Side Links

–Editorial: A plastic bag fee being advanced by local Council member Margaret Chin “would go a long way toward eliminating this hideous feature of our urban landscape.” [Crain’s]

–Lower East Side artist Roland Legiardi-Laura, a longtime board member of Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, has died. [EV Grieve]

–LES Resident Laurie Gwen Shapiro tells the story of her neighbor the Nazi hunter. [The Forward]

–Asked and answered: All about Shabbos elevators. [New York Times]

–The Lucky Bee will not have full gas service until June [DNA Info]

–Animal control was called to drag a possum out of Clinton Street Baking Company. “He tried to cut the brunch line, and we had to call the authorities,” said co-owner Dede Lahman. [New York Post]