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News and notes from the Lower East Side in the past week:

–City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera picks up a big endorsement in her campaign to represent Lower Manhattan and sections of Brooklyn in Congress. She now has the backing of the influential SEIU 1199 labor union. [New York Post]

–Rep. Mondaire Jones is downplaying has lack of local roots in the communities he seeks to represent in the newly formed 10th Congressional District. But in previous races he made a big deal out of his local ties. [Daily News]

–A report from the NYC Comptroller concludes that the heavily subsidized NYC Ferry is not only costing a lot more than original projections but the city has underreported its costs by $250 million. [The City]

–Steve Croman has reportedly sold eight buildings in the neighborhhod for more than $60 million. [EV Grieve]

–Cops say three women attacked staff at Bel Fries on Ludlow Street after learning they’d have to pay for extra dippling sauce. [Channel 2]

–Happening at Community Board 3 this coming week: the city presents its plans for a plaza on Doyers Street (Tuesday), an update on construction of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project (Thursday). [CB3]

–Pete Wells awards two stars to Saigon Social, where an ambitious full menu is now in place after the restaurant operated in somewhat makeshift mode throughout the pandemic. [The New York Times]

–Kossar’s is expanding operations, taking its bialys to new locations on the edge of Hudson Yards and on the Upper East Side. [The New York Times]

–Mission Chinese closed its Lower East Side location in 2020 and now it’s shuttering in Bushwick, as well. [Brooklyn]

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