Sheldon Silver, 2016.

Silver Trial Delayed as Star Witness Deals With Medical Issue

There have been complications in the retrial of former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver. …

Sheldon Silver at the federal courthouse in 2015.

Juror in First Silver Trial Says He Was Pressured to Convict

The retrial of former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver on federal corruption charges is set to begin next week. …

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New Downtown Dems, Upstart Political Club, Launches April 11

A new political club has been created in Lower Manhattan called New Downtown Dems, and its organizers have scheduled a launch event for next week. …

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Gigi Li Goes to Work for City Councilmember Margaret Chin

A high profile member of Community Board 3 has gone to work for City Councilmember Margaret Chin. Beginning this week, Gigi Li is deputy chief of staff and district office director for the Lower Manhattan representative. …

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Mayor Takes New Schools Chancellor to Katz’s Deli on First Day

Where should the boss take you for lunch on your first day on the job? Katz’s Deli, of course. …

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East Village Resident Suraj Patel Challenges Rep. Carolyn Maloney in June Primary

It wasn’t even 8 a.m. when a direct message came in via Twitter from Suraj Patel. “Hey y’all, let’s sit down next week?,” asked the youthful Congressional candidate and East 12th Street resident. …

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Judge Refuses to Derail Sheldon Silver Retrial on Corruption Charges

A federal judge yesterday rejected Sheldon Silver’s latest attempt to avoid a spring retrial. …

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Hoylman Charters Bus to Washington For March For Our Lives Rally

Huge crowds are expected in Washington, D.C. Saturday, March 24 to take part in March for Our Lives, a rally initiated by the victims …

Sen. Kavanagh held a news conference in Albany with fellow lawmakers and gun control advocates. Image via Twitter.

Kavanagh Leads Legislators in Push For New Gun Control Laws

The Lower East Side’s new state senator, Brian Kavanagh, is helping to lead a coalition in Albany in support of new gun control laws. …

Harvey Epstein with City Council Speaker Corey Johnson at Monday night's County Committee meeting.

Harvey Epstein is the Democratic Nominee in the 74th Assembly District

Harvey Epstein is the Democratic nominee in the upcoming special election to fill Brian Kavanagh’s seat in the state assembly. …