Lower East Side Links
–Community Board 3 tonight votes on the land use application for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. It’s likely to be a contentious meeting. You can see the proposed resolution here (item #6). The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at P.S. 20, 166 Essex St.
–Meanwhile at Cooper Union, the Rent Guidelines Board meets for its final vote. Tenants and tenant advocates will be there in force to protest the board’s preliminary decision to approve an increase in rent stabilized leases.
–A handful of Lower East Side voters will go to the polls today to choose their district leaders. [Patch]
–Need to know where to vote? Here you go. [NYC Board of Elections]
–NYCHA at its finest. Residents of the Baruch Houses had to deal with a sewage backup. [Daily News]
–This year’s big Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show is heading south. The spectacle will be staged from barges around the Brooklyn Bridge. Various Lower East Side locations, including Montgomery Street and Pike Slip along the East River are being talked up as viewing locations. [Curbed]
–There’s a new trailer for Jay Myself, the documentary chronicling photographer Jay Maisel’s decision to sell and move out of his fabled Bowery studio and home. The doc debuts at the Film Forum next month. [Deadline]
–Fried pickle alert! Diller, the new joint from the Pickle Guys, opens on Thursday. [Time Out]
–The Lower East Side’s Waypoint Cafe is at the center of the fledgling e-sports sector. [Crain’s]
–In this week’s New Yorker, we learn why prickly millennials are flocking to the cactus pop-up on Essex Street. [The New Yorker]