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