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Photo: Taking shelter on Orchard Street.

This week’s Lower East Side news notes:

–A look at the tussle between the Museum of Chinese in America and protesters who believe the cultural institution is undeserving of public funding. [The New York Times]

–The mayor promises (again) to, “rein in rogue police precincts (the 7th Precinct is one the offenders cited) that continue to steal public sidewalks and streets in a way that endangers pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.” [Streetsblog]

–This coming Wednesday, August 25, Vision Urbana is hosting a Covid vaccine event at the Baruch Houses: “Do you live in the Lower East Side and have concerns with taking a COVID-19 vaccine? Are you experiencing difficulties scheduling a vaccine appointment? … Come down to 72 Columbia St and speak with us about the vaccine, receive fresh vegetables for your home to support your healthy lifestyle and walk in to receive a COVID vaccine along with your $100 prepaid card!” [Instagram]

–La MaMa announces its schedule for the new season and prepares to reopen its theaters after a $24 million renovation project. [The New York Times]

–A poignant and funny tribute. The character actor, Colman Domingo pays a visit to the Grand Street apartment of his friend Ari Gold, who died earlier this year. [The New Yorker]

–From the Lower East Side alumni files: Lowline co-founder Dan Barasch marries Robert Hammond, founder of the High Line. [The New York Times]

–Superiority Burger is taking over the Odessa Diner space. [Grub Street]

— The top 10 Jewish sites on the Lower East Side. [Untapped New York]

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