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Photo: The fun and games, and food, will wrap up on Grand Street tonight as the 2022 Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy comes to a close.

The tainted water scare at the Riis Houses may have been a false alarm, but just because the city says the water is safe to drink does not mean residents trust NYCHA to protect their health. At a City Council hearing, Riis Tenant Association President Daphne Williams said, “One minute they tell us it’s not arsenic and then they have other vendors that gave the results back to us and said it was arsenic.” [Channel 7]

–A broken water pump has become one focus of investigators as they try to sort out what went wrong at the Riis Houses. [The City]

–The New Museum is beginning to demolish the eight story building next to its Bowery headquarters to make room for a major expansion. [New York YIMBY]

–Editorial: Lower East Side activist K Webster says it’s long past time for the city to invest in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. [AM New York]

–Here’s a look at the vote sheet for this coming Tuesday’s Community Board 3 meeting. [CB3]

–Chef Maria Bido keeps traditional Puerto Rican dishes alive through her cooking class, La Cocina de Loisaida. [CBS New York]

–Kossar’s is expanding and changing (bacon is on the menu at the Hudson Yards outpost), but after a recent visit, Hannah Goldfield says not all is lost: “…toasting and buttering (a bialy from Kossar’s) filled me with a rush of happy nostalgia.” [The New Yorker]

–Trying a few dishes at Great NY Noodletown, which just reopened. [Eater]

–The Jim Henson Company is developing, “All-of-a-Kind Family,” a TV series about a “hardworking Jewish family in Manhattan’s bustling Lower East Side in 1911,” based on a collection of books by Sydney Taylor. [Deadline]

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