Thursday News Links

The Democrats go to court… Albany hangs on every word uttered by a guy indicted three months ago for allegedly assaulting his companion with a broken glass… the governor's plea to lawmakers: "think of the lobbyists!" Just another day in the nuthouse known as the New York State Senate.

A plan by Assembly leader Sheldon Silver allows the mayor to retain control of the city's schools, with a few adjustments.

After yesterday's shootings at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, the NYPD is tightening security at some Jewish institutions in New York.

It looks like Patricia Yeo (Monkey Bar, Sapa) is the new chef at Broadway East.

The Feedbag blog reports: Michael Huynh (Baoguette and Bar Bao) is opening a Vietnamese beer garden on Orchard Street. And the team behind Stanton Social is apparently looking at launching another restaurant in the neighborhood.