The Battle for 35 Cooper Square, Bike Lane Posturing, Coyote Ugly Woes

  • The Times picks up on the plight of 35 Cooper Square — vigil set for tomorrow (NYT).
  • All sides in the fight to extend rent regulation laws appear relatively optimistic about making a deal (Daily News).
  • Andrew Cuomo, via Post columnist Fred Dicker, turns up the pressure on Sheldon Silver to acquiesce on the budget (Post).
  • Lobbyist Pat Lynch, who has close ties to Silver, faces a $720,000 federal tax lien (Daily News).
  • “Bureaucracy run amok,” says Alan Gerson of the Campaign Finance Board. 16 months after the 2009 Democratic Primary, the former District 1 councilman still has not been able to repay more than $140,000 in campaign debt (City Hall News).
    • Bike lane battles turn silly; Republican councilman is outraged at Transportation Alternatives for wasting paper (Post).
    • Remembering Grace, the woman who was found dead in the East Village this past weekend (NYT, EV Grieve).
    • The victims of the 1911 Triangle shirtwaist factory fire are anonymous no more (NYT).
    • The Times likes “A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians” at the Abrons Arts Center (NYT).
    • Coyote Ugly still closed – owner Liliana Lovell explains (EV Grieve).
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