Silver Pushed on Millionaire Tax, Hartman’s Avenue A Vision, Art Affair

  • Sixty-eight Assembly Democrats plead with Speaker Sheldon Silver to push for the extension of the millionaire tax (NYT, Times Union).
  • U.S. Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Nydia Velazquez join colleagues in a preemptive strike against GOP cuts to social programs (Observer).
  • Chris Quinn grudgingly decides to allow hearing on living wage bill (Daily News).
  • Phil Hartman explains his vision for the old Aces & Eights space: carrying on the tradition of the Knitting Factory and Tonic (EV Grieve, Village Voice).
  • “Subversive” Lower East Side gallery, Invisible-Exports, throws a party at the Wooly (NYT).