State Senator John Sampson favors raising the charter cap, as a way of securing millions of dollars in federal funding. The Daily News notes Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has not yet announced his intentions on the legislation.
City Hall News profiles City Councilmember-elect Margaret Chin.
The Times takes a new look at Annie Moore, the first immigrant to arrive on Ellis Island. Some time ago, it was discovered she lived on the Lower East Side. Now two pictures of Moore have been uncovered.
The Voice celebrates the arrival of Xi'an Famous Foods in Manhattan's Chinatown. Thanks to Anthony Bourdain, who sampled the restaurant's delicious lamb burger in Flushing, the owners were able to attract investors to finance another branch in the city.
Blackbook weighs in on the Lower East Side :dead or alive" debate.