Lower East Side Links

–A contractor, Jepol Construction, was slapped with a violation from the Buildings Department for the hydraulic crane mishap at 133 Essex St. on Monday. The project manager said, “It wasn’t the fault of the operator… It was the machine itself.” [Daily News]

–A man was punched in the face at the Delancey Street subway station, apparently because he resembled Shia LeBeouf. [Daily News]

–The Lower East Side rapper, Tru Life, has been released from prison after six years. [XXL Magazine]

–A look at the revamp of Astor Place-Cooper Square. [The Architects Newspaper]

–Albert Trummer has opened his new bar, Sanitorium, on Avenue C. Nothing has been lit on fire just yet, reportedly. [EV Grieve]