Lower East Side Links

–Another look at Gary Barnett’s big gamble on the Lower East Side, where he’s building the 80-story One Manhattan Square condo complex. Real estate industry insiders are divided about the wisdom of such a huge project in uncharted territory on the Lower East Side. [Commercial Observer]

–Sheldon Silver’s lawyers will argue his appeal this morning. [New York Post]

–State and federal prosecutors have announced they will not charge the mayor in fundraising investigations. [New York Times]

–Cops raided Mazaar Lounge on Essex Street after people inside the bar reportedly attacked police officers. [DNAinfo]

–The City Council is looking at enacting new measures to counter Donald Trump’s immigration policies. [Politico New York]