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Photo: The Saturday scene outside the New Museum.

Here are some of the stories that caught our eye on the Lower East Side in the past week:

–Beginning tomorrow, there’s expanded all-year ferry service to Governors Island, including from Corlears Hook. [Gothamist]

–Local City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera will chair the Committee on Criminal Justice, which “could come into direct conflict with the Adams administration as the mayor has promised to keep a version of punitive segregation in city jails.” Rivera has criticized the practice. Meanwhile, new District 1 Councilman will sit on several committees, including parks and rec, resiliency and waterfronts, education and aging. [Gotham Gazette]

–Plans to replace the Elizabeth Street Garden with low-income housing for seniors remain in limbo while a judge deliberates a lawsuit that would block the redevelopment proposal. [The Real Deal]

–Developers secure a $52 million loan to refinance a luxury condo project at 199 Chrystie, where the 14 units range in price from $2.2 million to $18 million for the penthouse apartments. [Commercial Observer]

–A new generation forges ahead in Chinatown, trying to keep independent small businesses alive through the pandemic and beyond. [Conde Nast Traveller]

–A teen has been arrested in connection with the fire at the Essex Card Shop. [EV Grieve]

–Ha’s Đặc Biệt is a popup on Forsyth Street offering some of the best Vietnamese food in the city. [Eater]

–Sally Can Wait, a new bar on Broome Street, takes its decor cues from Miami Vice and food inspiration from Cuban and Jewish kitchens. [Time Out]

–A look at the history of the Jewish Deli in New York City. [Untapped Cities]

–“The Humans,” the Tony award-winning play set in Chinatown, is now a film. Read how the set designer created, “Manhattan’s least desirable duplex.” [Backstage]

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