Lower East Side Links

–At a community meeting last night, local residents spoke out about the downsizing of Beth Israel Hospital. We’ll have a more detailed story on this topic later today. [NY1]

–A look at the most “aggressive fixer-uppers” among East Village landlords. You guessed it. Steve Croman made the list. [The Real Deal]

–“When the doors to a dual language school don’t feel opent o everyone;” a reporter visits the Shuang Wen School. [WNYC]

–A profile of the Midnight Half, “the world’s greatest underground urban foot race” and the brainchild of Orchard Street Runners founder Joe DiNoto. [Vice Sports]

–Luis Guzman’s new film opens today. He talks about growing up on the Lower East Side and reveals the best rotisserie chicken in the neighborhood. [AM NY]