Lower East Side Links

–City Council Member Carlina Rivera is calling for the extension of legislation protecting both residential and commercial tenants during the pandemic. [Daily News]

–There are continuing concerns that the economic hardships brought on by the pandemic will wipe away Chinatown’s distinctive character. [NY1]

–No surprise here — the Post’s editorial board cheers the latest victory for developers scheming to build 80-story towers on the Lower East Side. [New York Post]

–Madonna is working on a biopic that will, among other things, “talk about Andy [Warhol], and Keith [Haring], and Jean-Michel Basquiat and Martin Burgoyne and the whole coming up as an artist in Manhattan, downtown, Lower East Side.” [Consequence of Sound]

–Make sure our neighborhood gets the resources it needs! 10 questions, 10 minutes: complete the census before it’s too late, [My2020Census.org]

–Taco Mix, which has a location on Delancey Street, is managing to expand in other parts of the city in spite of the pandemic. [Channel 7]

–On Wednesday, you have a chance to tell Community Board 3 what budget priorities it should push for in the coming year. [CB3]