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–On the Times’ editorial page, Lawrence Downes observes the “Winds of Change on the Lower East Side.” Yes, the citywide news media are still taking an interest in the battle for Shelly Silver’s old assembly seat. “If (current Assemblywoman) Alice Cancel has qualifications for the job, she kept them well hidden,” he wrote after taking in Tuesday night’s candidate forum in the 65th Assembly District. [New York Times].

–Live crickets on the D Train! Panic over the Manhattan Bridge!  [Channel 2]

–A 12,000 square foot food and retail hall, the Canal Street Market, is opening in October. Developer Philip Chong says the new venture is meant to bring the “gourmet-minded” and “young, energetic downtown creatives” to the area. [Eater]

–Another look at the Tenement Museum’s new exhibition opening next year. [DNA Info]

–New York Central Art Supply closes Sept. 2. [EV Grieve]

–Blogger Richard Silverstein writes: “The (Jewish Daily) Forward has some hard thinking to do. Does it wish to become a Jewish version of Buzzfeed, featuring endless listicles about kosher food and hasbara? Or does it wish to maintain its record of journalistic excellence? It can’t do both.” [Mint Press]

–Photos: 190 Bowery scrubbed clean. [Gothamist]

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