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

–An update on several lawsuits over the city’s resiliency plan in East River Park: “While lawsuits over major developments are common, tenant leaders of the public housing complexes that run along the park’s length say that these cases are threatening residents’ lives as the risk of extreme storms rises due to climate change.” [NY1]

–The Chetrit Group apparently plans to pay $100 million for 265 South St., a site currently owned by L+M Development Partners and the CIM Group. The site is one of three parcels where a contentious battle over three out-of-scale mega-projects has been playing out for years. [The Real Deal]

–A 27-year-old resident of the Vladeck Houses died, days after police said she was shot in the neck by her boyfriend. The woman, who hasn’t been publicly identified, was about three months pregnant. The suspected shooter is in custody in New Jersey on unrelated charges. [Daily News]

–A man who was set on fire in the stairwell of a building on Pitt Street November 5 has died. A suspect, a building resident, was arrested, while police continue trying to identify the victim, who was reportedly homeless. [Channel 11]

–Businesses everywhere are having trouble finding staff, and that’s been a big problem for Diller, the restaurant adjoining the Pickle Guys on Essex Street. [Channel 11]

–Dhamaka in the Essex Market lands in the #1 spot on Esquire’s list of best restaurants in America. [Esquire]

–A first look at Mott Street Eatery, a Flushing-style food court that recently opened in Chinatown. [Eater]

–The “retail destination and stylish hangout spot” The Break makes the move from Greenpoint to the Lower East Side with a sprawling space high above Allen Street. [Nylon]

At House of X, the new club under Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel, a recent evening included: “dancers swinging from harnesses attached to their hair; a dominatrix extinguishing a cigarette on the tongue of a man; and a figure in roller skates whose head was obscured by an ornate lampshade.” [The New York Times]

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