Lower East Side Links

–The Rent Guiidelines Board meets tonight at Cooper Union for its final vote. Last month, the board agreed to consider an increase of zero to two percent on one-year lease renewals, and .5 to 3.5 percent on two-year renewals. [NY1]

–“How high can he fly?” A profile of Michael Stern of JDS Development Group, which is planning to build a one-thousand foot rental tower in the Two Bridges area. [Real Deal]

–Developer Gregg Singer has reportedly secured a new loan to complete the conversion of the former P.S. 64 to a dorm facility. [EV Grieve]

–Judy Rapfogel, Sheldon Silver’s former chief of staff, has a new job working for a real estate company in New Jersey. [Daily News]

–An expanded version of la MaMa’s digital archive, being released today, “reads like a who’s who of the past half-century’s downtown performance scene.” [New York Times]

–Lower East Side History: When summer meant taking the plunge in the icy East River. [Ephemeral New York]