Lower East Side Links

–Here’s a hopeful sign for people pushing regulators to find a way to reverse the sale of Rivington House to luxury condo developers. The state attorney general wants to stop the Allure Group from purchasing nursing homes in Harlem and Brooklyn. The AG cited misrepresentations by the firm in the sale of the Lower East Side facility. [New York Times]

–Police have made an arrest in an attack on a woman near Stuy Town. [Channel 7]

–The MTA is planning to shut down the F Train tunnel for repairs but details are sketchy. [Brooklyn Paper]

–More on the Kanye West-induced chaos the other night. City Council member Rosie Mendez says West and Webster Hall “should be held accountable and liable for any damages and any extra city resources that went into sanitation, [police], as well as damages to private vehicles.” [AM NY]

–Legislation sponsored by City Council member Margaret Chin to institute a 5 cent plastic bag fee is in trouble. While the Council approved the bill, the state Legislature now appaers poised to overturn it. [Daily News]

–Bowery Ballroom Farewell: Yo La Tengo, Sharon Van Etten, Julianna Barwick, Frankie Cosmos, John Zorn’s Simulacrum and Helado Negro are coming together to say so long to the “Other Music” record store. [Pitchfork]

–The former Houston Street Beer Distributors building on East Houston Street will soon be demolished. [EV Grieve]

–Martos gallery is moving from Chelsea to Elizabeth Street. [Art News]

–Metropolitan Diary: Comparing Chinatown street food with mom’s cooking. [New York Times]