Lower East Side Links

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]