Lower East Side Links

–Big real estate, including two landlords with significant Lower East Side holdings (Cammeby’s International and Taconic Investment Partners), are reportedly going after Democratic state senators who were instrumental in the passage of landmark rent reform legislation. [The Real Deal]

–A Chinatown butcher got in trouble with federal authorities for selling uninspected meat products. [Daily News]

–State regulators reject a request from a landlord on East Broadway to install a biometric fingerprint entry system. [Gothamist]

–You have until Jan. 21 to apply to join your local community board. [Manhattan BP]

–Tonight at Abrons Arts Center, the City of New York offers residents the opportunity to sound off on Where We Live NYC, a draft report examining the impacts of segregation in local communities. [Facebook]

–Forlini’s, the classic red sauce Italian spot in Chinatown, will close when the family eventually sells its building. [Eater]

–The latest on Zum Schneider’s closing date and plans for the future. [EV Grieve]