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--A report from the Cooper Square Committee shows that the 2008 rezoning of the East Village/Lower East Side created only 55% of the below-market-rate apartments envisioned by city planners. --The former director of Extell's EB-5 Center has accused the high profile real estate developer of fraud. The cash-for-visas program has been used to finance, among other projects, the One Manhattan Square luxury tower on South Street. --The city's resiliency plan along the East River faces pushback. --Amid rumors that pizza master Anthony Mangieri might once again flee New York City, Pete Wells reconsiders Orchard Street's Una Pizza Napoletana. --Gavin Brown's Enterprise has decided to close its Lower East Side gallery space on Grand Street. --The developers of Essex Crossing sponsored an 8-week after school program on the Lower East Side. --Photographers James and Karla Murray are bringing back their workshop series to help locals document "mom-and-pop" businesses.