Council Member Margaret Chin on Sheldon Silver’s Legal Troubles

Morning Roundup: The Arrest of Sheldon Silver on Corruption Charges

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The morning papers are filled with stories about yesterday’s shocking arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on federal corruption charges. The breathtaking allegations are rocking New York politics and, of course, Silver’s home district here on the Lower East Side. Here’s a roundup.

Breaking: Sheldon Silver Arrested This Morning on Federal Charges (Updated 10:36 a.m.)

Report: Clients of Law Firm Tied to Sheldon Silver Received State Tax Breaks

Despite Federal Investigation, Silver Confident of Re-Election as Speaker

Followup: A Sheldon Silver-Baruch Singer Connection?

U.S. Attorney Investigates Payments to Sheldon Silver From Law Firm That Represents Grand Street Co-ops

Election Night Roundup: Lower East Side Democrats Win Handedly

Report: Silver, de Blasio Oppose Demise of 9/11 Recovery Agency

Gulick Park Reconstruction Fully Funded, Thanks to $1 Million Grant

Non-Kosher Diner Chosen for Noah’s Ark Space

New York Times: Silver, Rapfogel “Kept a Lower East Side Lot Vacant For 47 Years”

The Seward Park site, looking south on Delancey Street. Photo by Vivienne Gucwa/

The Seward Park site, looking south on Delancey Street. Photo by Vivienne Gucwa/

The Times just posted  a lengthy article examining the roles of Sheldon Silver and former Met Council head William Rapfogel in stopping redevelopment of the Seward Park urban renewal site for decades. 

Gulick Park Receives $2.5 Million, Rounding Out Budget For Revamp

City Council Members Chin, Mendez Re-Elected; Silver Congratulates Democratic Victors

It was a landslide for Bill de Blasio last night, as New York City elected its first Democratic mayor in two decades.  There wasn’t much suspense down the ballot; local office holders Margaret Chin and Rosie Mendez coasted to easy victories and will be returning to the City Council for four more years.

Report Highlights Judy Rapfogel’s Payments to Insurance Firm Named in Husband’s Indictment

Judy Rapfogel, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s chief of staff, is the subject of two news stories today concerning the investigation of her husband, the former head of the Met Council on Jewish Poverty.