Lower East Side Links

–Opinion: The NYPD should change its tactics after the recent deaths of several bicyclists. The evidence “suggests that the NYPD sees New Yorkers who bike as somehow inviting injury or even death for daring to share the roads with drivers.” [Daily News]

–The city is struggling to meet the demand for the new NYC ferry, which is providing inexpensive transit to the beach this summer. [New York Times]

–A profile of SHoP, one of New York’s most prolific architectural firms. SHoP is a lead architect in this neighborhood of Essex Crossing and is partnering with JDS Development Group for a 77-story tower in the Two Bridges area. [The Real Deal]

–Ranger Rob releases a new hawk in Tompkins square Park. [EV Grieve]

–Checking in with Orange is the New Black star Jackie Cruz, a co-owner of Chillhouse on the Lower East Side. [Billboard]