Lower East Side Links

Photo: A quiet holiday afternoon at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge.

Here are some the stories that caught our eye in the past week:

–A 97-year-old woman who lived in the Baruch Houses was found dead in her apartment, while her niece was taken to Bellevue Hospital for psychiatric evaluation after allegedly screaming, “I did it.” [New York Daily News]

–A male victim was rushed to the hospital at about 1 a.m. Friday after a driver crashed into the victim while he was waiting for a bus at Grand and Lewis streets. [Channel 7]

–A look back at how 9/11 changed Chinatown forever, hobbling its economy and plunging the neighborhood into even greater isolation. [The Guardian]

–A night market pops up at Forsyth Plaza. [Next City]

–Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is withholding support for Soho’s rezoning plan until a range of thorny issues are addressed. [City Limits]

–Tables for Two: Tzarevna, “a modern, elegantly minimalist Russian restaurant” opens on the Lower East Side. [The New Yorker]

–Pete Wells reviews Nakaji, the high end sushi bar in Chinatown, where an omakase meal will set you back $225. [The New York Times]

–A profile of Nimbus Kitchen on Stanton Street, the ghost kitchen used by a number of noteworthy NYC restaurants, including a couple of the city’s most revered pizza makers, Roberta’s and Di Fara. [New York Post]

–The restaurant at the Metrograph is preparing to reopen. [WWD]