Lower East Side Links

Photo: Essex Street at Canal Street, January 29, 2022.

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

–A piece of public art is the latest flashpoint in the teardown of the Manhattan Detention Complex to make way for a new jail in Chinatown. [The City]

–A judge’s ruling means foreclosure may be near for the former P.S. 64, the subject of an epic battle between developer Gregg Singer and neighborhood activists for more than 20 years. [The Real Deal]

–Empire Cannabis Club touts itself as the first cannabis dispensary in New York City. The first location was in Chelsea and the second is on the Lower East Side. [NY1, EV Grieve]

–Here’s a look at Community Board 3’s February meetings. [CB3]

–A successful online donation campaign offers a temporary reprieve for a neighborhood print shop. [AM New York]

–You probably know Teddy Vasilopoulos of Two Bridges Diner. He’s been a fixture behind the counter at diners throughout the neighborhood for years. Unfortunately he was recently injured, and while his brother is covering for him, the business could definitely use your business. [Fong On’s Instagram]

–A documentary debuting at Sundance, “Meet Me in the Bathroom,” recalls “the days when the Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and LCD Soundsystem ruled New York.” [Pitchfork]