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Lower East Side news and notes:

–The man accused of stalking and murdering Chinatown resident Christina Yuna Lee has been indicted in state supreme court. [Channel 4]

–The debate about homeless shelters in Chinatown rages on, as opponents charge that the city is siting too many facilities in the neighborhood. Arun Venugopal reports: “According to city data, there are other communities with more shelters, but Manhattan Community District 3, wherein the bulk of sprawling Chinatown is situated, is among the city leaders for shelters. Manhattan Community District 2 has none, according to the data.” [Gothamist]

–After complaints in Little Italy about being excluded from Chinatown’s $20 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative, Governor Hochul comes forward with $1 million for the Italian American Museum. [New York Post]

–Community Board 3 had planned to meet in person for the first time in months next week, but when the Governor extended the suspension of the state’s open meetings law, the board shifted course. So Tuesday’s meeting will be virtual. [CB3]

–Issues of, “The Portable Lower East Side” now on display at Printed Matter on St. Mark’s Place represent, “last-century relics of a lost culture.” [Literary Hub]

–Lauren Lovette, a former principal with the New York City Ballet, has become the first resident choreographer of the Lower East Side-based Paul Taylor Dance Company. [The New York Times]

–Arcade Fire played Bowery Ballroom over the weekend, in a surprise show that kicked off a comeback tour in the same spot where it all began for the Canadian band two decades ago. [Spin]

–A Cantonese food comeback in New York City? This roundup includes a couple of new spots in Chinatown, Uncle Lou and Grand Master 95. [Eater]

–As you might remember, Gaia had planned to relocate from East Houston Street to Essex Street, but the new location did not work out. Now the beloved Italian cafe, which has been operating as a delivery only business during the pandemic, is apparently headed for East 3rd Street. [EV Grieve]

–Daphne, a new nightclub debuts in the basement of Chinatown’s Hotel 50 Bowery. [Thrillist]

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