Lower East Side Links

–“A Day Without Immigrants;” lots of restaurants are closed today to protest the Trump administration’s border policies. Among them: Norfolk Street Mexican restaurant La Contenta. [AMNY]

–All of Blue Ribbon’s restaurants, including Blue Ribbon Izakaya on Orchard Street, will be closed. [Eater]

–New statistics show hate crimes are on the rise in New York City. [Politico New York]

–A report from the rally against a developer’s plans for the former P.S. 64. [Bedford & Bowery]

–Resilient Design: The boiler in an East 8th Street affordable building moves from the basement to the penthouse. [New York Times]

–A meeting on the looming L Train shutdown has been rescheduled for March 9. [EV Grieve]

–The school that ate New York: NYU is getting ready to build a huge construction project on Mercer Street. [DNA Info]

–Robert Sietsema reviews Lalo in Chinatown. [Eater]

–Debauchery on the Bowery: a guide to the saloons that lined the notorious block in 1903. [Bowery Boys]