According to the New York Post, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is non-committal when it comes to endorsing changes made in the Senate's version of the mayoral control bill.
Porking Out: The Gotham Gazette details which State Senators have acquired the most "pork" (officially known as member items) for their constituents. Our Senator, Daniel Squadron, was awarded $521 thousand (only four of his colleagues are bringing home less). At the top of the list- State Senator Malcolm Smith with a whopping $5.7 million.
At the request of Senator Squadron, the State Senate has awarded the Aishes Chayil postpartum rest home in Kiryas Joel another $250 thousand. The center, for Ortodox Jewish mothers, has collected more than $10 million in state and federal funding.
18-year old Dodge Landesman has ended his bid to unseat Rosie Mendez on the City Council. He'll now devote his energies to Yetta Kurland's campaign to defeat Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
WNYC's Brian Lehrer talked with A Shumin, director of "The Lower East Side: An Endangered Place," and ManSee Kong, director of "Here to Stay." Both films, featured at the Asian American International Film Festival, document the impact of gentrification on the LES and Chinatown.
Caught on Tape: the Manhattan Bridge swaying in the night.