Lower East Side Links

–The 14th Street busway finally made its debut on Thursday. [AM New York]

–NYC Ferry has been criticized as a waste of money that mostly serves affluent riders. But could steps be taken to make the ferry more accessible to a wider population? One expert observes of the Lower East Side stop, “you literally have to go to the far east side of the city where there’s actually not that much, you have to cross over the FDR Drive, which is not all that attractive, and then go to a dinky slip that is sort of isolated and dark, and doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence or safety.”  [City & State]

–The developers of Essex Crossing have selected a group of artists to paint a huge mural on the side of one of its buildings. [Patch]

–The New Museum has reached an agreement with its new union on a five-year contract. [Artforum]