The New York Post reports State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has "quietly" endorsed fellow Democrat Bill Thompson for Mayor. The Post speculates Silver is keeping his support low profile to "lesson any lingering bitterness" with Mike Bloomberg. Silver and Bloomberg clashed over the West Side stadium plan and congestion pricing, but have been allies more recently, on mayoral control of the schools and the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site.
Police say two men attacked a victim last Tuesday night near Broome and Columbia Streets, slamming him to the ground, "repeatedly banged his head on the asphalt," and robbed him. Officers arrested Mark Cruz, 21, and Henry Nieves, 18, a short time later.
Sorella, the wine bar on Allen Street, makes New York Magazine's "Cheap Eats 2009" list: "Pâté de fegato isn’t a dish you’ll find at your standard wine bar, but
Sorella is far from standard. It’s stylish, refined, and devoted to
smallish plates with big, rich flavors."
Free download: Iron & Wine's performance at the Abrons Arts Center in May.