Lower East Side Links

On East Broadway, construction continues for the new condo tower next to the former Bialystoker Nursing Home building.

On East Broadway, construction continues for the new condo tower next to the former Bialystoker Nursing Home building.

In the news this week:

–Neighborhood activists head to Community Board 3 to speak out against the city administration’s plan to make Covid-era allowances for expanded outdoor dining permanent. [Gothamist]

–You can watch the whole community board hearing here. [YouTube]

–The reopening of the Museum of Chinese in America was met with protests from groups who believe Jonathan Chu, the museum’s board chair and a major Chinatown property owner, is responsible for the closure of Jing Fong’s longtime home on Elizabeth Street. [Gothamist]

–An update on construction of the Moxy Hotel at 145 Bowery. [New York YIMBY]

–The debate over critical race theory has come to the New York City schools, and a District 1 City Council candidate and a Lower East Side Community Education Council member are among those leading the charge against anti-racist training in the classroom. [Chalkbeat]

–Brokers are playing up the Banksy connection (he painted a mural at the site in 2013) in their quest to unload an empty Ludlow Street lot for $2.49 million. [The New York Post]

–A new exhibition at Trotter and Sholer Gallery, #NYisOK was curated by the street artist AIKO and features four artists, including photographer Martha Cooper. [NY1]

–Samuel Clonts and Raymond Trinh (Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fair, Bar Uchu) have opened up a place called Sixty Three Clinton in the former Speedy Romeo space. The dining room features a $92, 7-course tasting menu. [The New York Times]