Lower East Side Links
–In an investigation of shoddy safety practices at Manhattan work sites, the New York Times focuses on 124 Ridge St., a building owned by Croman Real Estate. Last December, while working on a renovation project, Claudio Patiño fell through an opening to the floor below and died. Croman’s contractor, Casur Management & Maintenance, was fined and also made to pay a penalty for another unsafe site on Suffolk Street.
–The jury in the Sheldon Silver federal corruption trial resumes deliberations on Monday. The Times looks at a hypothetical: Silver’s future in Albany should he be found not guilty.
–Channel 7 checked in at the Bowery Mission yesterday, where thousands of Thanksgiving meals were served.
–Kvetching her way to royalty: the Times talks to the incorrigible Jackie Hoffman, who’s now a leading lady in “Once Upon a Mattress” on the Lower East Side.