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Photo: Ming’s Caffe at 28 Canal St.

In the news on the Lower East Side this past week:

–Alleva Dairy in Little Italy will close after 130 years. “’We don’t know where we’re going,” said Karen King, who bought the shop with her husband in 2014 from the family who founded Alleva. ‘But I do know that if we go somewhere…'” Alleva filed for bankruptcy and owes hundreds of thousands in back rent. [The New York Times]

–It’s hard to see it as anything other than the Dimes Square effect, landlords seizing on the hype around the “micro-neighborhood,” salivating at the prospect of cashing in. Ming’s Caffe, one of the very few places where you could still get an affordable meal in the area, has closed. The owners, forced out, are looking for a new location. [Eater]

–Mayor Adams visited a food and clothing drive for asylum seekers at P.S. 20 on Essex Street. [CBS New York]

–Community Education District 1 is accepting donations of clothing, toiletries, and toys and books through February 20 at P.S. 20. [Instagram]

–Progressive activists have renewed their push for good cause eviction, legislation that would offer new protections to renters statewide. At least one Chinatown landlord says the proposal, if enacted, could spell the end of mom-and-pop property owners in the city’s ethnic enclaves. [NY1]

–An 18-year-old man was shot during an incident that began on Thursday afternoon near East Broadway and Rutgers Street. Cops pursued several suspects to Grand Street and Clinton Street, where at least 6 people were taken into custody. [Daily News]

–Our new congressman, Dan Goldman, has created the House Bagel Caucus to ensure that all of his colleagues experience a real bagel, meaning of course, a bagel from New York. The bagels and smoked fish came from several New York shops, including Russ & Daughters, Kossar’s and Davidovich Bakery on the Lower East Side. [Forward]

–The archives of the East Village Eye head for the New York Public Library. [The New Yorker]

–A look at Chinatown’s NY Choy Lay Fut Dance Team. [ABC 7]

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