Lower East Side Links

–City Council member Margaret Chin questions NYPD officials about illegal parking by city employees during an oversight hearing. “How do you expect people to follow the law when the people who are supposed to be enforcing the law are not following it?,” she asked. [AMNY]

–Taxpayers are paying more than $11 million to help defend the mayor, who’s facing multiple campaign finance investigations over his bungling of Rivington House and other matters. [New York Times]

–Where are students most likely to be enrolled in gifted and talented programs? On the Lower East Side, in District 1. [Chalkbeat]

–Matthew “Levee” Chavez’s Subway Therapy project has popped up on Norfolk Street. [AMNY]

–A new exhibition at the New Museum features two films from the young Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade. [New York Times]

–It’s been a bumpy transition for the International Center of Photography, says Holland Carter, but the institution’s second Bowery show suggests signs of improvement. [New York Times]

–Burning questions: Why Houston Street is not pronounced like the Texas city. [New York Times]