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–It’s election day for local Democrats. New York voters head to the polls in the Congressional Primary. In the 7th congressional district, which includes parts of Little Italy, Chinatown and the Lower East Side, incumbent Nydia Velázquez faces Jeff Kurzon and Yungman Lee. In the 12th district, which includes parts of the Lower East Side, Alphabet City and the East Village, incumbent Carolyn Maloney faces Pete Lindner. Find your poll site here. You have until 9 p.m. to cast your ballot.

–The Rent Guidelines Board votes to freeze rents on one year leases for the second year in a row. [New York Times]

–Locals are “scrambling to save” Rivington House from luxury condo developers. [Daily News]

–Lower East Side residents are frustrated by “de Blasio’s inaction on Rivington House.” [Gothamist]

–Editorial: Sheldon Silver’s hopes of winning an appeal after yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling — a “delusion of the desperate and despicable.” [Daily News]

–An appreciation of Kehila Kedosha Janina, “a New York beacon for Greek Jews.” [Wall Street Journal]

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