Lower East Side Links

–A recap of the City Planning Commission hearing for the large new complex to be built on the rubble of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue on Norfolk Street. [Cityland]

–A good question: Why is New York continuing to build so aggressively along the waterfront? [Curbed]

–Ridership is up 23% on the Lower East Side ferry route this past fall compared with the fall of 2018, right after the new route launched. [AM New York]

–The new Trader Joe’s on East 14th Street near Avenue A opens on Monday. [EV Grieve]

–Robert Sietsema is impressed with the New Orleans-style bar food at Canary Club on Broome Street. [Eater]