Lower East Side Links

–At Ben Shaoul’s Lower East Side condo project, 196 Orchard St., Compass is out and Douglas Elliman is in. [The Real Deal]

–Peter Blum is opening a gallery at 176 Grand St. [Real Estate Weekly]

–Caught on tape: a seriously disgusting apartment on the Lower East Side. [Daily Mail]

–The mayor doesn’t have much to say about a federal appeals court’s decision to overturn Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction. [New York Post]

–Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou makes a fundraising appeal in light of the turn of events in the Sheldon Silver case. [Daily News]

–Council member David Greenfield, chair of the land use committee, is stepping doen to run the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. [The Real Deal]