Lower East Side Links

–Students stage a walkout at Pace High School to protest a lack of sports resources for black and Latino youth. [Daily News]

–NYCHA once again makes the Public Advocate’s list of the worst landlords in New York. [Gothamist]

–Affordable housing advocates launch a campaign to end the 421-a tax break program, calling on New York State to redirect funds to fixing public housing. [Daily News]

–City Council Member Carlina Rivera is proposing legislation to create new city offices to prioritize pedestrian and cyclist safety. She’s also calling out elected officials who are too often seen in an SUV rather than on a bicycle. [Daily News]

–Q & A with Paperboy Prince, a Bushwick rapper and subway entertainer in “a red cape and glittery shorts,” who’s taking on U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez in the June 2020 Democratic Primary. [City & State]