Lower East Side Links

–Developers file plans for the site currently housing the Italian American Museum at 185 Grand St. The museum will eventually reopen on the ground floor and cellar of the new apartment building. [Real Estate Weekly]

–Tenant advocates say lenders, as well as property owners, should be held responsible when rent stabilized residents are pushed out of their apartments. [The Real Deal]

–An application to demolish fire-ravaged Beth Hamedrash Hagadol will be heard before the Landmarks Preservation Commission this morning. [LPC]

–Sheldon Silver “just got some really bad news” after an appeals court ruled against another former assemblyman convicted of corruption. [New York Post]

–Not so fast. Some legal experts don’t think the recent ruling will have much bearing on Silver’s appeal in a federal corruption case that ended his political career. [New York Law Journal]