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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is not very happy with Governor Paterson's ultimatum to Larry Silverstein to put up $600 million towards the construction of a second tower at Ground Zero.

Late last night we posted a video of the endorsement of City Council candidate Pete Gleason by Freddie Ferrer. City Limits says that endorsement is one more sign that the man Gleason is trying to knock off in September's primary, Alan Gerson, may have a big fight on his hands. In the article, "Term Limits Backlash: Incumbents in Truble," the newspaper analyzes the five-way District 1 race.

Mayor Bloomberg is putting several transportation proposals on the table that, no doubt, will be popular on the Lower East Side: extending the V line beyond 2nd Avenue into Brooklyn, proving express service on the F train. Two problems: there's no money to pay for these things & the mayor has little influence over the MTA. So what gives? It's an election year, of course.

The Wall Street Journal is the latest media organization drawn to the Lower East Side "Wedding Chapel."

Local girl Alexandra Catalan (21) opened a store recently called Nor.Folks. Combining her love of design and travel, the shop features all sorts of handmade items. New York Magazine says the store is "a vibrant mash-up of clothing, shoes, jewelry, vintage bags, art,
photography, and housewares from New York and around the world."

Filming alert: Bowery Boogie reports there will be another Hollywood invasion on Sunday: "Going the Distance" will be filming on Delancey.

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