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Lower East Side headlines from the past week:

–Dan Goldman declared victory in the NY-10 congressional primary, pumping $4 million of his own money into the race, edging out several progressive candidates. In preliminary results, he had 16,686 votes (about 25% of the total); State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou came in a close second with 15,380 votes. 13,000 absentee ballots have yet to be counted; Niou has not conceded. [Gothamist]

–You can see the preliminary results in the NY-10 primary here. [NY Board of Elections]

–Goldman says he agrees with his progressive opponents on most of the issues (during the primary he said he opposes key progressive priorities such as Medicare for All, broad student loan forgiveness and an expanded Supreme Court) and pledged to work with his former rivals. [NY1]

–“It’s notable that the (New York) Times chose to endorse the leading white-guy candidate in the race (Goldman), who will now go on to become one of the richest members of Congress, over a diverse field of candidates with deep experience representing local communities.” [The New Yorker]

–Yuh-Line Niou may run against Goldman in the general election. [City & State]

–In the 27th Senatorial District, Brian Kavanagh was victorious on primary night with 58% of the vote. [NY Board of Elections]

–Asbestos was discovered below the plot of land where the East River bandshell once stood. A city spokesperson says, “(The Department of Design and Construction) and its contractors are working to remove the just-discovered asbestos quickly and safely.” [NY1]

–Some landlords are exploiting a loophole in the state’s rent regulation law by combining apartments. The state was supposed to issue new rules back in 2020 to address the situation but it hasn’t happened. [Gothamist]

–The commanding officer of the 5th Precinct in Chinatown has been suspended from duty following allegations of drunk driving. [Daily News]

–Chronicling the rise and fall of the pushcart on the Lower East Side and throughout New York City. [Tablet]

–Robert Sietsema pays a visit to Potluck Club in Chinatown, where he sees evidence of a “next generation Cantonese” resurgence in the neighborhood’s food landscape. [Eater]

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