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Photo: Brooklyn Bridge dedicated bike lane opening, Sept. 14, 2021. Photo courtesy of NYC DOT.

Some of the items that caught our eye on the Lower East Side in the past week:

–The Brooklyn Bridge dedicated bike lane finally makes its debut. [Gothamist]

–Local City Council member Carlina Rivera remains a contender to become the next Council speaker. An endorsement from Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez could help her with Brooklyn power brokers. [Politico]

–At Cha Kee inn Chinatown, chef Akiko Thurnauer has developed an inventive Japanese-influenced Cantonese menu. [Eater]

–The Contra and Ends Meats team collaborate on a new burger spot at the Market Line. [Eater]

–Mid Autumn Festival begins on Tuesday. Here are some of the spots in Chinatown to buy your mooncakes. [6sqft]

–“Snakehead,” a film set in Chinatown and depicting the real-life human trafficker known as Sister Ping, wins praise at the Toronto Film Festival. [Hollywood Reporter]

–Howl Arts rolls out its new space at 250 Bowery. [EV Grieve]

–NADA opens a new space in the East Broadway Mall with a show highlighting the fading Bowery Lighting District. [Hyperallergic]

–A new photo exhibit celebrates the women of NYCHA. [Channel 11]

–Joanna Samuels leaves her post on the Lower East Side as head of the Manny Cantor Center to run the Marlene Myerson JCC. [The Forward]

–A glimpse of what back to school looked like on the Lower East Side in the early 1900s. [Urban Archive]

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