After a bizarre month in Albany, the New York State Senate is back in business. Here's how the Times reports the end of the stalemate this morning: "Senate leaders, sounding by turns apologetic, fatigued and
self-congratulatory, started Thursday night to pass the scores of bills
they had neglected during the leadership struggle."
The Downtown Express explains why City Councilman Alan Gerson has been missing from many public events recently: he had the swine flu.
Public Advocate Betsy Gautbaum talks to Brian Lehrer about the "politically motivated" decision to slash her budget 40-percent.
Curbed is very impressed with the new apartment building, 30 Orchard.