Budget Standstill, Oil Slick Politics, In Search of Coffee Bartenders

Silver predicts budget progress next week (Post).

Reshma Saujani ties her opponent, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, to the oil industry. Maloney responds (Observer).

Students protest end of free rides on public transportation (NYT).

A man walks down the street carrying an axe… Really? (The Awl).

NFL recruits new refs in public housing projects (NYT).

Shep Fairey on mural haters (NYC The Blog).

In search of “coffee bartenders” on the Lower East Side (Grub Street).

New York’s most entertaining food blog visits Baohaus (Food in Mouth).

Remembering Jacob Riis (NY1).