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Photo: This past Wednesday on Orchard Street, Belgian DJ Charlotte de Witte attracted a big crowd with her pop-up at Extra Butter.

In the news:

-The family of Christina Lee, the woman murdered in her Chrystie Street apartment, has filed a lawsuit against the NYPD. [Daily News]

–There will be a candidate forum for the upcoming District 1 City Council primary election. It’s Wednesday evening at the Manny Cantor Center and sponsored by APA Voice. [Google Doc]

–Community Board 3’s monthly meeting will be held this coming Tuesday evening. Final votes will be held after CB3 committees weighed in earlier in the month. The full board will consider the landmarks committee’s decision to support a Certificate of Appropriateness for a new residential tower next to the landmark-protected St. Augustine’s Church. The board is also likely to support a liquor permit for Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse at 191 Orchard St. The restaurant shut down during the pandemic but is now set for a rebirth on the Lower East Side. [CB3 Agenda]

–A space underneath the Brooklyn Bridge will be revived this week with new basketball courts, pickleball and shuffleboard. [6sqft]

–Designer Mia Vesper has opened a Lower East Side store. She says: “…there was only one block in all of the Lower East Side that I was willing to take my chances on and spend money on, and that was the block on Orchard between Grand and Delancey.” [WWD]

–A new series at Film Forum features three films that offer a walk through the history of the Jewish Lower East Side. [Forward]

–A Chinatown-based architectural firm’s mahjong league has become a social sensation. [The New York Times]

–Timed for art fair season, here are some gallery shows to check out in the neighborhood. [ARTNews]

–From Walter Matthau to the “high-handed swindler,” a resident of an East 7th Street tenement chronicles her building’s colorful history. [The New York Times]

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