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Photo: Essex and Delancey streets, September 2022.

In the news:

–Residents of the Riis Houses are suing NYCHA in the aftermath of the arsenic water scare at the public housing complex. [NBC New York]

–City officials will be called before the City Council to explain who knew what and when during the water fiasco at the Riis Houses. [The City]

–The owners of the former Bowery Savings Bank building, where the event venue Capitale is located, have filed for bankruptcy after defaulting on a $12 million bank loan. [Commercial Observer]

–The Lower East Side-based group, Artists, Athletes and Activists, is asking for donations to help assylum seekers flowing into New York City. [Channel 7]

–Is New York still the city that never sleeps? Several spots, including LES/Chinatown destinations like Wo Hop and Veselka, have not restored their pre-pandemic late night hours. One exception is Katz’s Deli, which has resumed 24 hour service on weekends. [The New York Times]

–Yes, the prices at the Corner Bar in the Nine Orchard Hotel are insane. Ryan Sutton notes: “If you’re seeking out a stunner of a steakhouse meal this fall — at a hip new spot that’s not quite a steakhouse — Corner Bar is it… Just understand that prices are so eye-popping they almost feel like a New Yorker cartoon parody of what a meal should cost.” [Eater]

–The new reality series about the fake locale known as Dimes Square could just be too boring to hate. [Daily Beast]

–Henry Street has emerged as a hot spot for some of downtown’s most experimental art galleries. But how long can it last? [Artnet]

–Writer Bonnie Tsui, who was born in Chinatown, reconnects with her roots as she seeks to understand how Chinatowns across the country are coping with the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. [AFAR]

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