–The Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge are splitting off from Bowery Presents, which was recently acquired by AEG. [New York Times]
–Will AEG rival Live Nation be taking over bookings for the two Lower East Side music clubs? [Brooklyn Vegan]
–A brief look at the seven candidates competing to represent District 2 in the City Council. [DNAinfo]
–A profile of MoosShoes/Orchard Grocer owners Erica and Sara Kubersky, the sisters who are bringing a brand of “haimish veganism” to the Lower East Side. [The Forward]
–Coming up today: Local elected officials ride the subway to hear commuters gripe about the MTA. They will be at the East Broadway station at noon.