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–The mayor is coming to the Lower East Side for a town hall meeting next week. These events, of course, have less to do with governing than with election-year politics. [New York Times]

–Christopher Marte makes this week’s “Winners & Losers” list as a winner. “First, he nearly knocked New York City Councilwoman Margaret Chin out of office with unexpectedly strong support in the Democratic primary. Now he’s set to run against her again in the general election on the Independence Party line. And all it took was five write-in votes to set up a rematch following what was one of the closest City Council races in September.” [City & State]

–Local activists pushing for height limits in the Two Bridges area to curtail three proposed mega-towers have definitely taken notice of this item. The city has made a deal after powerful neighbors in the area around East 58th Street moved to curb an 800-foot development project. [The Real Deal]

–On Oct. 14, streets will be named in memory of Moises Locón and Nicholas Figueroa, the young victims of the devastating explosion on Second Avenue in 2015. [CM Rosie Mendez]

–Matt Taibbi points out that while DA Cy Vance might have dropped a case against the Trump kids, he went after a Chinatown bank with gusto. [Rolling Stone]

–Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn were on hand for the premiere of their new film, Una, at the Sunshine Cimema. The actors will participate in Q&A after screenings tonight and tomorrow at the Lower East Side theater. [Vogue]

–The Latino Short Film Festival opens at the Clemente today. [Daily News]

–A gallery specializing in Latin American art, Proxyco, will be opening on Suffolk Street. [Art News]

–Here’s a listing of the most popular restaurant in each state. In New York, the selection is Katz’s Deli. [People Magazine]

–Supermoon Bakehouse opens at 120 Rivington St., offering “doughnuts made from brioche dough” and oozing with “creamy fillings” and “jaunty garnishes.” [New York Times]

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