–The Department of Education has decided to put a plan to create more diversity in District 1 schools on hold. Lower East Side parents are not happy. [New York Times]
–At 11 a.m., Mayor de Blasio appears at Cooper Union to talk about, “the challenges we face, the differences we welcome, and values that will always unite us.” It will be live on Facebook.
–NYU is launching a new program that will allow some students to live in the apartments of local senior citizens. The school is partnering with the Lower East Side’s University Settlement to offer the pilot program. [New York Post]
–At a shipyard in Alabama, workers are racing to build the boats for New York’s new ferry service. A Lower East Side stop is scheduled to be part of the second phase of the project. [New York Times]