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On Canal Street, Saturday, May 15, 2021.

–Inside the, “Destroy-It-to-Save-It” Plan for East River Park. A lengthy piece originally published in New York Magazine about the controversial resiliency scheme along the East River. [Curbed]

–The team behind a plan for a floating pool in the East River, near Pier 35, announces it finally has city approval. [6sqft]

–During the pandemic, advocates with the #HomelessCantStayHome campaign, raised money to put up homeless New Yorkers in hotels, including some on the Lower East Side. They talk about what a difference it made in getting their lives back on track. [The City]

–Madison Realty Capital snaps up Raphael Toledano’s East Village portfolio. Madison was Toledano’s lender and owed the firm around $140 million. [The Real Deal]

–The issue of crime takes center stage in the mayoral campaign, with candidate Maya Wiley visiting the Lower East Side to advocate for more social services for people struggling with mental problems, as opposed to more cops. [The New York Times]

–A look at how Museum of Chinese in America is coping after a devastating fire and the pandemic. [Artnews]

–A new group exhibition pays tribute to the Lower East Side anti-establishment gtoup, A Gathering of the Tribes. [Hyperallergic]

–Chanel Miller creates a mural on Bayard Street as part of Think!Chinatown’s Assembly for Chinatown initiative. [Time]

–The private art dealers, Steven S. Powers and Joshua Lowenfels, are opening a small public space at 53 Stanton St. Says Powers, “We are excited and love the vibrancy of the Lower East Side – it seems to be one of the only parts of the city that has some life to it.” [Antiques & The Arts]

–Remembering Bill McCreary, one of the first high profile Black tv journalists in New York, McCreary grew up on the Lower East Side and attended Seward Park High School. [The New York Times]

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