Lower East Side Links

–In the face of strong local opposition, the Department of Education has decided against co-locating a charter school inside University Neighborhood High School’s building on Monroe Street. [DNAinfo]

–It’s International Women’s Day, an event that has its origins in 1908 on the Lower East Side, when the Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union staged a massive protest. This afternoon at 4 p.m., there will be a big rally at Washington Square Park in support of, “A Day Without a Woman.” [Facebook]

–In conjunction with International Women’s Day, the NYC Department of Transportation will debut a photography exhibit titled, “Women Can Build,” highlighting women working in transportation and infrastructure.  The exhibit, inspired by the famous WWII-era “Rosie the Riveter” campaign, features 16 “Modern Rosies” taken by Pulitzer-Prize-winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice. There will be a public unveiling at 11 a.m. on Water Street at Gouverneur Lane. [Women Can Build Website]

–Beth Israel’s Gilman Hall has been sold for $87 million. It might become a student dorm. [Town & Village]

–More “for rent” signs pop up as New York City retailers, big and small, struggle to survive. [New York Times]