Happening Today + Lower East Side Links

–At 9:30 a.m., the City Council convened a hearing on Mayor de Blasio’s controversial proposal known as “Zoning for Quality & Affordability.” The plan faces …

Happening Today + Lower East Side Links

–At 9:30 this morning, the City Council holds a hearing on the mayor’s controversial zoning proposal known as “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing.” Community Board 3 has …

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–The Daily News puts Sheldon Silver on today’s cover and highlights yesterday’s vote by local Democrats to choose his replacement. “Disgraced former Assemblyman Sheldon Silver …

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–Republicans have lined up Lester Chang to run against the Democratic nominee for Sheldon Silver’s old Assembly seat, reports the New York Post. NYC Dems …

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–City & State has details from the City Planning Commission which yesterday approved Mayor de Blasio’s controversial zoning proposals. The initiatives – known as “Mandatory …

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–The Real Deal chats with several real estate insiders about the luxury transformation of the Lower East Side.

–Badlands, a publishing company started by well-regarded …

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–Russ & Daughters “will anchor a new public food hall and manufacturing space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard,” according to a story hiding behind the …

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–The Daily News calls on Governor Cuomo to leave Sheldon Silver’s Assembly seat open until the fall. The editorial board writes,”The governor has 43,597 reasons …

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–The Times takes a look at the rash of slashings that have happened recently on New York City streets.

–In spite of a big infusion …

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–The Times has more on the police shooting at the Riis Houses last night.

–The former home of artist Frank Stella on East 13th Street …

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–Cops are looking for a dozen suspects — pickpockets who have targeted unsuspecting victims in Chinatown, reports the Post.

–The Daily News reports that Sheldon …

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–A suspect, Francis Salud, was arrested in connection with the slashing incident on East 6th Street, Channel 7 reports.

–Sheldon Silver’s attorneys have filed documents …

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–Channel 2 talks with the man who was slashed on East 6th Street, in an apparent unprovoked attack.

–Affordable housing watch: The mayor and governor …

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–Police are looking for a suspect who slashed a man in the face on East 6th Street Saturday afternoon, reports Channel 7.

–EV Grieve reports …

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–Police are searching for two suspects who robbed a woman at Henry and Catherine streets on Christmas Day, Channel 4 reports.

–The Times has more …