Lower East Side Links

–Ringling Brothers is calling City Council member Rosie Mendez’s bill banning the use of exotic animals for “public entertainment” a politically motivated attack. [Daily News]

–What role do super-tall luxury residential towers play in worsening New York City’s affordable housing crisis? One economist takes a stab at answering that question. [Curbed]

–Lower East Siders Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sent to the electric chair more than 60 years ago. In an interview on 60 Minutes, their children stepped up a campaign to pardon the couple convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. [CBS News]

–Jane Ziegelman of the Tenement Museum talks about the evolution of food on the Lower East Side. [WNYC]