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Photo: The view from Grand Street where the Lower East Side skyline is changing yet again.

Some of the stories that caught our eye in the past week:

–Coming up on Tuesday evening, Community Board 3’s transportation committee will weigh in on the city’s plan to improve safety and traffic flow around the Williamsburg Bridge. Meanwhile, the panel will consider a resolution in support of a protected bike lane on Clinton Street. [CB3]

–U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney appears to be one of the beneficiaries of redistricting. New maps drawn by the State Legislature excise from her congressional district areas outside of Manhattan where she has struggled to attract an increasingly young, progressive and diverse electorate. [AM New York]

–Protesters rally against the new Chinatown jail. [AM New York]

–There’s been a lot of discussion about the impact of those instant grocery delivery startups that have taken over locations in numerous storefronts across the city. Here’s another take, citing an example on the Lower East Side, where one of those new outposts is situated right cross the way from the Stop 1 Deli on Rivington St., a longtime independent business. [CNBC]

–Mayor Adams helped kick off the Year of the Tiger in Sara D. Roosevelt Park while local businesses held onto hopes that Lunar New Year celebrations would lure visitors back to Chinatown. [Channel 2]

–The Imperial Ballroom Dance Studio is one of the oldest businesses of its kind in Chinatown. [Time]

–Meet the Mott Street Girls, doing their part to promote community and culture in Chinatown. [Today]

–Two respected Latin American galleries have joined forces in a shared space on Eldridge Street. [The Art Newspaper]

–Uncle Lou hated retirement so he went into the restaurant business, opening a Cantonese sspot on Mulberry Street. [Grub Street]

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