Lower East Side Links

–An off-duty NYPD traffic agent was allegedly drunk and speeding when he crashed on the Williamsburg Bridge yesterday morning. A backseat passenger, Amanda Miner, was killed. She was celebrating her 21st birthday. Miner’s family is heartbroken. [Channel 4]

–Defense attorneys and prosecutors presented arguments in Sheldon Silver’s appeal yesterday. The former Lower East Side assemblyman is hoping his federal corruption conviction will be thrown out. The judges gave no indication when they would rule. [New York Times]

–Recycle-A-Bicycle is leaving its Avenue C location. There are plans to open someplace else on the Lower East Side. [EV Grieve]

–Tomorrow, the Stanton Street Shul invites the public to remember those who perished in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. There will be a traditional kiddush to mark the Yahrtzeit (anniversary) of their passing. [Stanton Street Shul]

–It’s St. Patrick’s Day. That means live blogging from McSorley’s! [Eater]

–Let’s recall the Lower East Side’s Irish roots. [The Lo-Down]

–Contra’s Fabián von Hauske praises the dumpling soup at Wu’s Wonton King. [Thrillist]