Charter school advocates hire a powerhouse lobbyist, Sheldon Silver’s former communications director (Post).
Silver’s reaction to the Senate’s charter school bill (Post).
The Maloney/Saujani race: Sitting “slouched and fidgety in the wilting heat at a small Lower East Side cafe,” (Reshma Saujani) said, “the demographics of the district look more like me than they look like Carolyn.” (Observer).
How to improve community benefit agreements (CBA).
Senator Daniel Squadron on immigration reform – and the Lower East Side’s legacy (Mefeedia).
Sam Sifton reviews Pulino’s and borrows a line from Lush Life, “restaurant dressed as theater dressed as nostalgia.” (NYT).
Diablo Royale Este: “Two bars…an outdoor space…a screening room… Holy 311!” (EV Grieve).
Chop suey through the years (Ephemeral New York).