Lower East Side Links

–A federal appeals court appeared sympathetic to Sheldon Silver’s latest bid to throw out his conviction on public corruption charges. He remains free on bail until the appeals run their course. [Daily News]

–The Cooper Square Committee launches a campaign to convince the Archdiocese of New York to allow affordable housing to be built on the former Church of the Nativity site on 2nd Avenue. [Gothamist]

–Supporters and opponents of affordable senior housing on the Elizabeth Street Garden site met face to face at a City Planning Commission meeting. [Curbed]

–Here’s a preview of the new Essex Street Market which will be opening after Easter. [NY1]

–The social enterprise business, the GrandLo cafe, celebrates its second birthday Saturday. [Facebook]