Lower East Side Links

–Outside a hookah bar near East 7th Street and Avenue A, cops kill a gunman who had reportedly fatally shot another man during an altercation. [Daily News]

–A homeless man was arrested in connection with the assault of a woman near East Houston Street and East 2nd Street. [AM New York]

–There will be a rally at the Church of the Nativity as speculation grows that the Archdiocese has sold or is about to sell the shuttered property. [EV Grieve]

–Chef Ryan Bartlow explains the ins and outs of the menu at Ernesto’s, his new Basque restaurant on East Broadway.  [Grub Street]

–Another take on Ernesto’s. [Gothamist]