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Lower East Side headlines:

–The housing lottery for 64 Norfolk St., where the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue stood before being burned down, is now open. There are 86 apartments for seniors with incomes between 40% and 70% of Area Median Income. [Housing Connect]

–In the battle to draw new district lines for the City Council, a debate has ensued about whether the Lower East Side’s Vladeck Houses should stay in District 2 or become part of District 1. [Crain’s]

–Rising incidents of AAPI hate have turned many people in Chinatown into community activists. One of them is Brian Chin, whose family owns the Chrystie Street building where Christina Yuna Lee was brually murdered. [New York Magazine]

–A 35-year-old worker at a smoke shop on Orchard Street was shot during a robbery. [Daily News]

–Community Board 3’s meeting agendas for October. [CB3]

–Michelin is out with its Bib Gourmand awardees. Among the 18 new restaurants on the so-called “affordable” list (compared with the main Michelin rankings) are Dhamaka and Sami & Susu on the Lower East Side. [Eater]

–A collaboration between Katz’s Deli and the Italian sandwich shop, Alidoro, to commemorate the opening of the first NYC subway line in 1904. [The New York Times]

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