Photo via Dan Goldman’s Twitter: The Congressman-elect with State Senator Kavanagh and Assemblywoman-elect Grace Lee.
This week’s Lower East Side news:
–The governor survived a scare on Tuesday evening, winning a full term, while Democrats in some suburban areas around New York City were ousted in the mid-term elections. No surprises on the Lower East Side, however. After a very competitive primary, Dan Goldman coasted to victory in the newly formed 10th Congressional District. Grace Lee pulled in almost 76% of the vote in the 65th Assembly District. She’ll succeed Yuh-Line Niou as the LES’s rep in Albany. State Senator Brian Kavanagh also won his race convincingly with a whopping 95% of the vote. His only opponent was running on the Medical Freedom Party line. You can see unofficial results from the Board of Elections here.
–How did Hochul do in the 65th Assembly District, Pretty well, with around three-quarters of the total vote. [Gothamist]
–Neighbors of the glassy office tower that replaced the historic Sunshine Cinema are suing developer East End Capital, alleging that construction damaged their homes. [Commercial Observer]
–Shanksa USA, the American branch of the Swedish contractor, has been awarded a $167 million contract to make structural repairs on the Williamsbug Bridge. The work has already begun and is scheduled to conclude at the end of 2025. [Construction Dive]
–Here’s a look at the trailer for the new documentary, “Big Fight in Little Chinatown,” which examines the threats being faced by Chinatowns in Manhattan as well as Montreal and Vancouver. [Deadline]
–Dim Sum Palace will be opening a 200-seat restaurant in Chinatown. [Eater]
–Talking up Colbo, the Orchard Street boutique that (sigh), “is like a water cooler for the city’s coolest creatives, except instead of a water cooler there’s an espresso machine and a turntable.” [GQ]
–Charlie Bendit, co-founder of Taconic Partners, one of the developers of Essex Crossing, picks up an apartment on the Upper West Side for $10.5 million. [Crain’s]