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–A City Council subcommittee approved the controversial resiliency plan for East River Park yesterday, and full Council approval is expected on Thursday. [NY1]

–East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan 101. [The City]

–Here’s the City Council’s press release detailing various community accommodations to soften the blow of East River Park’s extended closure. It also includes quotes from various tenant leaders who support the plan. [Council.nyc]

–Meanwhile, the advocacy group, East River Park Action, is not giving up — continuing its battle to stop the resiliency plan. [ERP Action]

–There’s a rally at the Grand Street Guild apartments Thursday afternoon to protest the absence of long-term affordability guarantees for two new proposed residential towers. [Instagram]

–The East Village gas explosion trial is wrapping up [Channel 2]

–A statue of  Dr. Sun Yat-sen is now a permanent part of Columbus Park, and the Chinatown park’s northern plaza has been named for him. At a ceremony, Mayor de Blasio even showed his face. [AM New York]

–A new photo exhibit highlights the vanishing single story buildings of the Lower East Side. [Curbed]

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