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Photo: 190 Orchard St., potentially the new home of Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse.

In the news this past week:

–The legendary Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse appears to be mounting a comeback, owner David Zimmerman preparing to meet with Community Board 3 May 15 in his quest for a liquor permit at 190 Orchard St. [EV Grieve]

–The city pauses demolition of the Manhattan Detention Center, but officials in the Adams administration say it’s a foregone conclusion that plans for a new Chinatown jail will move forward. [The City]

–Curious to know where this year’s “Open Streets” are located? Here’s a handy map. [NBC New York]

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

–Lower East Side activist Harriet Cohen advocates for community land trusts. [City Limits]

–The team behind Cervo’s plans to open a second Lower East Side restaurant at 252 Broome St. [Eater]

–The best delis and appetizing stores in the city? Katz’s and Russ and Daughters top the latest list. [Tasting Table]

–The real mayor says so long to the nightlife mayor at a Lower East Side party. [Page Six]

–Billy McFarland is best known for the infamous Frye Fest. So what was he doing selling grilled cheese sandwiches on Orchard Street? [Rolling Stone]

–Meet the winners of the inaugural Gotham Book Prize, the brainchild of two connected political operatives, one of whom opened P&T Knitwear, a bookstore on Orchard Street, last year. [The New York Times]

–Julie Gorton captures the downtown counterculture scene in all its “hedonistic glory” in “Nowhere New York.” [i-D]

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