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Photo: A memorial outside Wa Lung Kitchen on Grand Street for Nikki Huang.

In the news this past week:

–Nikki Huang, whose family owns the Grand Street restaurant Wa Lung Kitchen, was shot and killed with her friend former basketball player Jesse Parrilla, in the Bronx. Huang was robbed last week. “Police sources believe that robbery set off a chain reaction of tit-for-tat gang-related violence — a deadly shooting in Alphabet City, followed by two people shot on Pike Street on the Lower East Side, then another shooting in Queens, and finally, Parrilla and Huang.” [Channel 2]

–More details regarding the murder of Huang and Parrilla. [New York Post]

–Just before noon today (Sunday) a 48-year-old man was fatally shot in an apparent unprovoked attack aboard a Q train at the Canal Street station. [The New York Times]

–Chaos in New York politics as final redistricting maps are unveiled. The Lower East Side is getting a new representative in Congress, but who? The likely contenders in the 10th Congressional District include former mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Rep. Mondaire Jones, State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou (who announced Sunday) and City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera. [Channel 7]

–During a hearing on a lawsuit brought by two artists, a judge rules that the demolition of the Manhattan Detention Complex can go forward. Their works will be moved or demolished as part of the demolition and reconstruction of the Chinatown jail. [The New York Times]

–Another take on the controversy surrounding the Museum of Chinese in America’s expansion plans. [The Art Newspaper]

–Coss Marte’s journey from Lower East Side drug dealer to legit entrepreneur. [NPR]

–A housing lottery has opened for a new tower at 61-63 Pitt St., where 18 of the 59 units are being called affordable, at 70% and 130% of Area Median Income. [New York Yimby]

–In celebration of Frieze New York, a look at some of the cutting edge art currently on view on the Lower East Side. [Artnews]

–A new Filipino spot, Gugu Room, has opened on Orchard Street. [Time Out]

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