Lower East Side Links

–State Sen. Daniel Squadron says the MTA’s capital plan should not be “funded with an IOU.” [NY1]

–Staff members for City Council member Rosie Mendez, with her blessing, protest low pay for employees of local Council representatives. [Gotham Gazette]

–A Lower East Side teacher critiques a memoir by another teacher, chronicling the horrors of working in the New York City public schools. [NPR]

EV Grieve updates the Astor Place plaza project.

–The Orchard Street gallery, Chinatown Soup, has a pop-up internet cafe allowing visitors to surf China’s censored internet. [Hyperalleric]

–A new group show tries to reflect the dynamism of the Essex Street Market. [Bedford & Bowery]

–The Koch Brothers now have their own mural on the Lower East Side. [Gothamist]

Happening Today: At the Tenement Museum at 6 p.m., there’s a panel discussion titled, “Who Remembers the Triangle?” As the anniversary of the tragic factory fire approaches, Mary Anne Trasciatti, president of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, will be joined by labor organizers May Chan and Katie Qwan for the conversation. Here’s the Facebook invite.