Lower East Side Links

Editorial: The head of the city’s Department of Investigation, Mark Peters, should recuse himself from the Rivington House inquiry and other investigations swirling around his pal, Bill de Blasio. [New York Times]

There was a fatal shooting last night at the Campos Plaza public housing complex on East 12th Street. [Channel 11]

The Rent Guidelines Board says costs of operating rental buildings in New York City did not rise in the past year, thanks to a mild winter. As a result, the board might order another freeze in stabilized rents. [The Real Deal]

Dempsey’s Pub on 2nd Avenue is closing on Sunday after 24 years in business. [EV Grieve]

Happening Tomorrow: The Department of Transportation and City Council member Margaret Chin will be handing out free bike helmets in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, at Broome Street. [Facebook]