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Photo: Rush hour on the Williamsburg Bridge.

News from the Lower East Side in the past week:

–A man was stabbed with a kitchen knife outside 204 Forsyth Street on Saturday. [New York Post]

–Video circulating online shows a plainclothes NYPD sergeant slamming a man to the ground after he confronted the officer about laughing at a person apparently experiencing a mental breakdown in the Delancey Street subway station. [Channel 2]

–Thomas Earl Braunson III, a Lower East Side native being held on a parole violation stemming from a shoplifting arrest, died in his cell at Rikers Island. An oversight board report found he was being held in “horrible conditions.” [The City]

–Lower Manhattan Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou speaks out about Andrew Cuomo’s tactics against multiple women who have accused him of sexual harassment. [Newsweek]

–The glassy office building taking the place of the historic Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street has topped off at 10 stories. [New York YIMBY]

–Months after being displaced from their homes on East 7th Street in the aftermath of two devastating fires, rent regulated tenants put pressure on their landlord to come to the negotiating table. [AM New York]

–The protected bike lane on Avenue C finally becomes a reality. There is, of course, grousing, about the loss of parking to accommodate the new bike lane. [NY1]

–A college student in Texas is mapping every Manhattan address that used to be a synagogue. [JTA]

–“The Nights When New York Felt Alive Again;” an impressive multimedia piece capturing NYC nightlife on the rebound. The documentary project includes visits to several Lower East Side spots. [The New York Times]

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