Budget battles: Paterson vetoes Silver, Sampson alternative – override vote could occur today (NYT).
Dicker: outmaneuvered and humiliated by Silver, Paterson has little choice but to “declare war.” (Post).
City Council increases discretionary spending 9%, to $396 million (Post).
The Girls Prep document trail (Norm’s Notes).
95 Henry Street, after the fire (Bowery Boogie).
Dirty Old Town: the Lower East Side’s starring role (DNA Info).
The art of heroin (Stupefaction).