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Photo: Caught in a downpour: Sunday afternoon in Chinatown.

Lower East Side news roundup:

–The paper of record seems a little surprised that City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera and State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou appear to be leading the crowded field in battle for the 10th Congressional District: “Two women with local bona fides but little national stature have surged toward the front of the pack, upending early conventional wisdom and scrambling the race.” [The New York Times]

–Interviews with the NY-10 candidates. [Gotham Gazette]

–The battle for abortion rights is now playing out in Soho where defenders of a Planned Parenthood clinic and members of the Basilica of Old St. Pat’s are facing off. [AM New York]

–A report from the city comptroller looks at which neighborhoods have insufficient cooling centers for vulnerable residents during heat waves. In this area, at least, the Lower East Side and Chinatown, are well served. [Gothamist]

–The nonprofit Welcome to Chinatown commissioned a study looking at the challenges faced by Chinatown businesses and what can be done to sustain and strengthen them. [Report PDF]

–More national attention for Yu and Me Books in Chinatown, which has “become a go-to for Asian American readers hoping to find their experiences reflected on its shelves.” [CNN]

–The new wine bar on Division Street from the owners of the trendy wine retailer Parcelle has a plush lounge-like feel. [Vogue]

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