Lower East Side Links

There will be a sleepover/protest in Tompkins Square Park August 9 in response to the NYPD’s erection of a patrol tower. It’s been 27 years since the infamous Tompkins Square riots (Facebook invite).

For tenants, there is a bright side to the new state rent law (Gothamist).

Local Council members say it’s time to ban tourist helicopters downtown (Crain’s).

Remembering the Young Lords: An exhibition “¡Presente!” is taking place at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio and Loisaida Inc. (NYT).